composer, pianist, and scholar



The Black Clown is named to “Best of 2019” lists by the New Yorker (Alex Ross), New York Magazine, and Limelight Magazine.

After a sold-out premiere run at the American Repertory Theater in the fall of 2018, The Black Clown received its New York premiere July 24–27 at Lincoln Center’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater, as part of the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival.

The Knoxville Symphony and the Knoxville Museum of Art have co-commissioned a new concerto to premiere in May 2020 for Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint, based on the glass installation “Cycle of Life” by artist Richard Jolley.

The Knoxville Symphony will also feature Overture to Knoxville as part of the 2020 Shift Festival at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC.

In the fall of 2019, Michael begins a three-year term as Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows.

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