MICHAEL DABROSKI (b. 1968)
MICHAEL DABROSKI began Suzuki Violin program violin studies at the age of 5 in a public school in New York State, and until 9 years old, attended "Suzuki" festivals at Ithaca College, Crane School of Music and Manhattan School of Music. Michael enrolled as a violin student at Rockland Community Music School at the age of 10 for 4 years to learn music theory, conducting, composition, chamber music and orchestra. At 14 Michael performed the W.A. Mozart Violin Concerto K.218 as his debut with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra while a member of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra based in Manhattan. Between the ages of 15 to 32 Michael participated at Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Keene, New Hampshire, during his formative summer years as a student, counselor, assistant director, director and ultimately an artist faculty member to study chamber music, conducting and music administration. Michael enrolled at Manhattan School of Music pre-College division at 16 years old and then the college division to receive a Bachelor of Music degree. Awarded a full scholarship, Michael received his Master of Music degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1993. In 1995 Michael moved from Philadelphia to the Adirondack Park to build the not-for-profit organization, chamber music ensemble Adirondack Ensemble where he performed 9 year-round seasons of 250 concerts including the complete piano trios by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak and others, founded a music camp with Harry Connick, Jr., implemented 10 weeks of an in-school music residency program, employed 5 classical musicians full-time, received grants from Lila Wallace Readers Digest Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts Professional Performance and others, and inspired the construction of a concert hall in North Creek, New York.