Michael Gurevich

Dutch violinist Michael Gurevich enjoys a varied performing career as a chamber musician, orchestral leader and teacher. As chamber musician, he is a member of the acclaimed London Haydn Quartet and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Louvre, Melbourne Recital Centre and at the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Schwetzinger, Verbier and Florestan Peasmarsh Festivals, and has collaborated with the Nash Ensemble, Florestan Trio, Ensemble 360, the London Bridge Ensemble, Navarra and Heath Quartets and many others. Live radio broadcasts have included appearances on BBC Radio 3 as well as SWR2 in Germany, ABC Classic FM in Australia, CBC Radio in Canada and many others. With the London Haydn Quartet he has recorded, on the Hyperion label, critically acclaimed discs of Haydn’s op. 20 and op. 33 quartets, and with the Rhodes Piano Trio on Champs Hill Records, a disc of Schumann’s piano trios.

Michael has appeared as guest leader and section principal with a variety of ensembles including the Philharmonia, Arcangelo, Glyndebourne Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. He is also assistant concertmaster of the Oxford Philomusica.

As a teacher, Michael is a faculty member at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and has given chamber music masterclasses at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Yale University, Oxford University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Nothern College of Music, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore and at the Domaine Forget in Canada.

Michael studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was awarded the prestigious Sir John Manduell Prize ‘for outstanding contribution to the college’ and ended his time there as the Leverhulme Junior Fellow in violin and viola. Subsequently he was a chamber music fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a prizewinner in a number of solo and chamber music competitions, including the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2011 and at the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Awards. 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 a variety of masterclasses at the RNCM, Britten-Pears School, IMS Prussia Cove, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier Academies with Andras Keller, Ferenc Rados, James Boyd, Leonidas Kavakos, Gerhard Schulz, Menahem Pressler, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Florestan and Gould Trios and Endellion Quartet.

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