Michael Gurevich

Viola, Violin
Michael Gurevich

Dutch violinist and violist Michael Gurevich enjoys a varied performing career. He has appeared as leader with a wide variety of ensembles including the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Dunedin Consort and English Chamber Orchestra and as section principal on both violin and viola, with the Philharmonia, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and many others. Devoted to chamber music, Michael is a member of the London Haydn Quartet and frequently plays with the Nash Ensemble. With these groups and others, Michael has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, the Louvre, Melbourne Recital Centre, at the Verbier, Edinburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh Festivals and in numerous other venues and festivals across the world. He has also recorded extensively for the Hyperion label, including the London Haydn Quartet’s complete cycle of Haydn quartets. Further recordings include two albums with the Nash Ensemble, Schumann piano trios with the Rhodes Piano Trio, clarinet quintets by Weber and Krommer with the London Haydn Quartet, as well as four albums for Alpha as leader of Arcangelo. Radio broadcasts include many appearances on BBC Radio 3, SWR2 in Germany, ABC Classic FM in Australia, CBC Radio in Canada, NHK in Japan and many others.

Michael taught at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for nine years following teaching fellowships at the RNCM and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He continues to teach in chamber music and violin masterclasses world wide and has done so at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Yale University, Oxford University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Sydney Conservatorium, Australian National Academy of Music, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore and at Domaine Forget in Canada, to name a few.

Michael studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was awarded the Sir John Manduell Prize ‘for outstanding contribution to the college’. He was a prizewinner in a number of competitions, including the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2011. He greatly benefited from the guidance of the late Dr Christopher Rowland, Gaby Lester, Jan Repko, Maciej Rakowski, Ivry Gitlis and Pauline Nobes, as well as from masterclasses at the RNCM, Britten-Pears School, IMS Prussia Cove, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier Academies with Andras Keller, Ferenc Rados, Leonidas Kavakos, Menahem Pressler, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Florestan and Gould Trios and Endellion Quartet.