“He brought forth a celebration of fire and temperament, as well as immense sensitivity, wonderfully flowing chants and a pliant tone. He is a remarkable talent.”
The German Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung's assessment of American violinist Emmanuel Borowsky has been echoed by audiences and media around the world.
To date, Borowsky has performed in 37 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has been featured as soloist with orchestras including the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Symphony, Katowice Symphony Orchestra, Young German Orchestra, Siauliai Chamber Orchestra, St. Christopher Orchestra of Vilnius, Jordan National Conservatory Orchestra, and Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. His performance with the Polish Camerata was broadcast internationally by POL-SAT. In March 2018, he premiered Yoshiyahu, a violin concerto by acclaimed composer James Lee III, as soloist with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. Borowsky has made several recordings for label ICRecords, including Pearls of Music, Musical Favorites of All Times, Music for Peace, Jewish Joys and Sorrows, and PRIME.
As part of The American Virtuosi, Borowsky was selected as an Artist in Residence by the Rhein-Neckar Cultural Foundation of Germany. Recently, the ensemble has toured Cuba, Malta, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Poland, China, Israel, and Jordan.
As a teacher, Borowsky has presented masterclasses in Cuba, Iceland, Lithuania, Germany, and USA. Each summer, he serves as faculty member of the Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival USA; teaching violin, coaching chamber music, and conducting the IIMIF string orchestra. Borowsky is a frequent adjudicator of solo and ensemble competitions and festivals in Maryland.
Emmanuel Borowsky grew up in an exceptionally musical family and was performing internationally by age ten. He was featured in the Kumho Child Prodigies Series in Seoul, Korea, and at fourteen, appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show, "From the Top" with Christopher O'Reiley. At age seventeen, he and his sisters performed a full recital at Carnegie Hall as recipients of the Erick Friedman Prize for Outstanding Young Musicians. Early mentors include Erick Friedman, Dorothy DeLay, Roman Totenberg, and Zoltan Szabo.
Borowsky continued his studies at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts under Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, and Indiana University (B.M., M.M) under Jamie Laredo and Mark Kaplan. He studied chamber music with Menahem Pressler. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland, where he studied with James Stern.
Since 2015, Borowsky has been a violinist-in-residence at the annual Violin Society of America Acoustics Workshop, working closely with renowned luthiers. This experience has honed his skills as an expert on contemporary violin-making, and inspired him to create "The Violin Finder," a service that assists string players in finding their dream instrument. Borowsky plays a violin made in 2017 by Jason Starkie and a Tête-Bêche bow by Gilles Nehr.