Michael Emery

Michael Emery

Concertmaster

Michael Emery began his musical studies in Albany at the age of ten with Alfredo Cavalieri and in two years was selected to perform in Carnegie Recital Hall by the Violin, Viola, and Violoncello Teacher’s Guild of New York City.

Michael Emery began his musical studies in Albany at the age of ten with Alfredo Cavalieri and in two years was selected to perform in Carnegie Recital Hall by the Violin, Viola, and Violoncello Teacher’s Guild of New York City.  Winning prizes in advanced competitions in Albany and the Northeast, he earned his bachelor’s in Music Education from the College of St. Rose and his Master’s of Music Performance as a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music.

He has been concertmaster and frequent soloist with Catskill and Glens Falls Symphonies, the Luzerne Music Festival, and the Orchestra of Santa Monica in California.  He has performed in major cities in Europe and Asia.

As Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, Mr. Emery directs the expanding string department, working with talented students on solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire. Through the annual Skidmore String Festival, which he created in 2005, Mr. Emery has collaborated with several highly acclaimed guest artists such as the Brentano, Manhattan, American, and Ying Quartets.

He has performed with many international artists, including Ruggiero Ricci, André-Michel Schub, and Emanuel Ax. He was a participant in the Sibelius, Ludwig Spohr, and Paganini International Violin Competitions.

 

He maintains teaching studios in Saratoga Springs and Schenectady.