Michael Ludwig

Classical violinist Michael Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. His Grammy-nominated recording of John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto “Red Violin” with the Buffalo Philharmonic hit the Billboard Top 100 within the first week of its release.

Ludwig began studying with his father Irving, a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has gone on to appear as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, and the Beijing Symphony, among others, under such conductors as JoAnn Falletta, Sir Georg Solti, and John Williams. 

As a chamber musician, Ludwig has worked with luminaries including Christoph Eschenbach, Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Chamber music appearances include the Prague Spring Music Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and Symphony Hall in Boston.

Ludwig’s critically acclaimed recordings include premiere recordings of Marcel Tyberg’s Piano Trio in F Major on NAXOS, Kenneth Fuchs’ American Rhapsody with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Daron Hagen’s Violin Concerto American Songbook with the Buffalo Philharmonic.  Other recordings include the Dohnányi Violin Concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Dvořák Romance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Ludwig has been featured on the public radio show Performance Today, live broadcasts at WRTI (Philadelphia) and WAMC (Albany, NY), and NPR/PBS’s From the Top. He has held faculty positions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the National Youth Orchestra Festival, among other institutions. At Skidmore College, he held the appointment of Sterne Virtuoso Artist-in-Residence.


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