Michael Song, cello
As recipient of the Kronberg Academy’s Landgrave of HessePrize, Canadian cellist Michael Song has established an internationalreputation for sensitive and compelling performances.Audiences have appreciated the nobility and warmth of his playingin venues including Kronberg’s Casals Forum, Koerner Hall,and Carnegie Hall as well as halls in Lisbon, Paris, Montreal, andNew York. He recently performed with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestraat the newly opened Casals Forum, among other Americanengagements.
Michael is currently an artist-in-residence at the Queen ElisabethMusic Chapel, and received his Master of Music at the ColburnSchool where he studied with Clive Greensmith; he previouslystudied with Hans Jørgen Jensen and Andrés Díaz in Toronto,where he was supported by awards from the Temerty Foundationand the Hnatyshyn Foundation. His playing has been shapeddeeply by his work with Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell, as wellas studies with Ronald Leonard, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, andRichard Aaron.
His chamber music collaborators include Pedja Mužijević, MartinBeaver, Charles Neidich, and members of the LA and New YorkPhilharmonics. He is particularly engaged in the piano trio repertoire,and performs in this configuration often.
Michael is grateful to perform on instruments including a 1723Domenico Montagnana, and bows by Jean Pierre Marie Persoitand Andre Richaume, graciously provided by generous sponsorsincluding CANIMEX INC., from Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.