MICHAEL DABROSKI is a versatile American classical musician based in Havana, Cuba.
His original projects cultivate new audiences and artistic excellence for classical music in underserved rural and urban areas in the past 25 years.
Currently he directs his 4th season of La Ruta de Mozart festival in Havana, Cuba, in collaboration with 27 musicians from the renowned Lyceum Mozartiano de la Habana to perform the complete string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in one day (see the Strad magazine May 2020, 130th year anniversary issue). He leads the new La Opera de Santa Clara in Cuba as Music Director. He produces Bach Helps [Enclaves of Beauty] since 2014 as a solo violinist performing original compositions and the Six Suites BWV 1007-1012 or Six Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach to employ artistic expression as a means to resist violence and elevate the human spirit in Palestine (already fundraising over $41,000 USD in 30 concert locations including Cape Cod, New York City, Montreal, Berkeley, Seattle and Atlanta to benefit victims).
Other led projects include the year round Adirondack Ensemble serving the remote 3.5 million acre New York State Adirondack Park wilderness to perform 250 chamber music concerts in 32 communities during a 9 year period; the Burlington Ensemble to donate over $50,000 to 25 collaborating beneficiary organizations from concert ticket sales ($5 admission) and contracting 60 independent musicians routinely to perform the chamber music concerts; the Festival Mozart Caribe in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, directing chamber music, orchestral and in-school concert programs; and the Vermont Mozart Festival, to award competitive fellowships to the most talented young professional musicians who study and perform the music of Mozart showcased in 100 concerts for thousands of audiences while writing their own personal music project business plans under Dabroski.
Dabroski has been described by the Dean of Performance at Manhattan School of Music, Richard Adams, as "doing pioneering work ... carving a whole new road for people [students] to follow." A Dabroski classical music business model was described by the national historic Shelburne Farms executive team as "inspired genius." Senior United States Senator Patrick Leahy hand-signed a letter "PROUD OF YOU!" to Dabroski regarding Cuban music initiatives while noting "political differences should not prevent musicians and lovers of music from performing and listening to Mozart's masterpieces."
Phone: +53 59104937 (CUBA)
Contact for Hire: Music Director, Violinist, Open Space Mozart Festival Conception and Management