There are two Michael Borowskis: One makes sublimely emotional solo piano music inspired by George Winston and Keith Jarrett. The other is a smiling affable husband and father who plays keyboards in local bands near Philadelphia, PA, and nationally with Steve Kimock & Friends.
A graduate of Temple University, he loves biking and the outdoors. Behind his kind face, there is no hint at the dark ocean of poignant feelings that he routinely swims inside to create his unique and passionate music.
As a child, Michael was surrounded by music. His mother was a piano teacher and wonderful player in her own right. She has been an inspiration for Michael’s whole life until her recent passing. As an outlet for his grief, Michael took to the piano as a remembrance of his mother and a musical refuge. The result was Michael’s first album: “Peace Valley” produced by Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton.
Will Ackerman said: “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… one of the best…”
In 2021, he recorded a new album entitled: “Gardens of Zion in the Rain” – also produced by Ackerman and Eaton – which dives even more deeply into his beautiful emotional musical universe. The album releases March 4, 2022.
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