Michael Borowski was born in Souderton, Pa, a suburb of Philadelphia. His mother, Cindy Borowski-Burns was a highly decorated and respected piano teacher. Michael’s piano journey started early at the age of 4.
When he was 10 his mother took him to see George Winston at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. That moment was so inspiring, Michael learned Winston’s full album, “December” by ear, and he began to compose his own music and improvise daily at the piano as well. It became his dream and focus to compose, improvise, and perform music for the world to hear. He performed Winston’s album and his own original music anywhere he had a chance.
Michael went on to study Music Composition at Temple University. There he studied with pianist Charles Abramovic and composer Maurice Wright. It was during his time at Temple that 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 the Philadelphia based Grateful Dead tribute band, Splintered Sunlight.
In 2020, Michael gained the attention of Windham Hill Records founder, and Grammy® winning producer/Artist, Will Ackerman. Ackerman’s work as an artist and as a producer has influenced Michael’s music from a very early age. Michael’s solo piano album, “Peace Valley,” being released November 1, 2020, is produced by Will. It is a dream come true for Michael to be working with Will.
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.