Catch a Rising Star
Michael is 16 years old and is a junior at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis. He studies piano with Rachelle McCabe. In September 2020, Michael won first prize in the Eugene Symphony Young Artist Competition, Junior Division. In 2017, Michael won first place in the Music Teachers National Association Northwest Division Competition. In 2014, he performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor with the Oregon Mozart Players. This year, he has also performed solo pieces in Corvallis-OSU Piano International's "Piano in the Vineyard" Concert, appeared as a concerto soloist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, and performed in Chamber Music Amici's "Next Generation" concert. He has studied at prestigious summer programs including the Aspen Festival, Seattle Piano Institute, and John Perry Academy Summer Piano Festival. In addition to his passion for music, Michael enjoys reading, mathematics, and tennis.
Tchaikovsky Dumka, Op 59