This February, Walimai received its Canadian premiere as part of McGill University's George Enescu Conference. In addition to performing the work with violist Victor Fournelle-Blain, Michael was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the life and works of Enescu.

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music has commissioned a new string quartet for premiere in March 2018 on its 25th Winter Chamber Music Festival. The work will be performed by the acclaimed Dover Quartet.

As pianist of The 6821 Quintet, Michael gave a series of performances throughout Washington, DC this March as part of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Included on the program was his Songs of Spring, previously commissioned by the NCBF. See the "Works" tab below for a recording of the new work.

 

updated 08/09/17