Michael Borowski

Michael Borowski

Philadelphia, Pa

“I’ve known and produced a lot of piano players in my life .... as a producer I live for finding someone who doesn’t sound like anyone else. This is true of Michael. He’s a damned good player, but even more importantly, he puts his heart in everything he does…
He is one of the best.”
   — Will Ackerman, Grammy®-winning guitarist, producer, founder of Windham Hill Records

Michael Borowski was born in Souderton, Pa, a suburb of Philadelphia. As the son of a highly decorated and respected piano teacher, Cindy Borowski-Burns, Michael’s piano journey started at the early age of 4. While growing up, Michael’s musical interests mainly lay with Classical composers, such as Beethoven, Debussy, Copeland, and Barber. These influences remain with his music today. He was always a fan of Beethoven for his willingness to break the rules, and compose more from his heart. Debussy was in that same category. In fact, Michael still refers to a particular quote of his: “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” 

Michael went on to study Music Composition at Temple University. There he studied with pianist Charles Abramovic, and composer Maurice Wright. It was at Temple where Michael started playing in bands, and became a highly sought after Keyboard player, particularly in the Jam Band scene. He has toured nationally with various acts such as Manic Mule, Dirk Quinn Band, MiZ, and Philadelphia based Grateful Dead tribute band, Splintered Sunlight. 

Aside from music, Michael is a lover of life, family, and nature. He is a proud father and an amateur beekeeper. Michael also is a strong advocate for finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Michael’s mom, Cindy, who gave him the gift of the piano, passed away from the disease in 2018, after a 12 year struggle. He spends many hours volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter. He frequently plays concerts to raise funds to help find a cure. 

Michael currently resides in the Philadelphia area with his lovely wife. 

In 2020, Michael gained the attention of Windham Hill Records founder, and Grammy winning producer/Artist, Will Ackerman. It is a dream come true for Michael to be working with Will. His work as an artist and as a producer has influenced Michael’s music from a very early age. Ackerman will be produced Michael’s debut solo piano record, PEACE VALLEY, at his Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont, which is available now.

Onwards and upwards…

Artist Blog

  • Review by Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com

    As its title suggests, Michael Borowski’s Peace Valley is twelve tracks of solo piano tranquility. Eleven of those tracks are original compositions, and the twelfth is an arrangement of Will Ackerman’s…

  • Peace Valley by Michael Borowski Album Review by Dyan Garris for Zone Music Reporter (ZMR),

    “’Peace Valley’ is straightforward, melodic, heartfelt, solo-piano that will return you to a sense of peace in short order.” - Dyan Garris ________________________________________________________ Hailing from Pennsylvania, Michael Borowski is the son of revered piano…

  • Review from Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-New Age Music Reviews Founder

    Artist: Michael Borowski Title: Peace Valley Genre: Instrumental Contemporary-New Age Release Date: November 6, 2020 Label: Independent Website: https://michaelborowski.hearnow.com Source Link: http://www.newagemusicreviews.net/2020/11/michaelborowskipeacevalley.html I have realized over the years that new age music is a lot more than…