- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Dr. B received his Doctorate at Michigan State University where he studied with Yuri Gandelsman. Prior to his study in the United States, Mikhail was a member of Novosibirsk State Academic Orchestra and Novosibirsk Kamerata. Mikhail performed as a soloist with Novosibirsk Academic Orchestra, Novosibirsk Kamerata, Livingston Symphony, MSU Symphony, and MSU philharmonic orchestras. As a chamber musician, Mikhail participated at Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut with St. Petersburg Quartet, at Cello Plus Festival at MSU, performed at the Lansing Symphony Chamber Series Concerts as a member of Armonia String Quartet and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp faculty concerts. Mikhail teaches privately, as well as at Okemos Music Academy and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.+ Read More
Every summer I teach all 4 sessions at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Other orchestras I perform with:
West Michigan Symphony (Assistant principal, since 2009)
Traverse Symphony (Assistant principal, since 2010)
Flint Symphony (Section Viola, since 2011)
Kalamazoo Symphony (Section Viola, since 2013)
I am also on the sublist (called when they need a viola player for a concert) with Minnesota Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Arkansas Symphony.
The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.+ Read More
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.+ Read More
I have really learned a lot from him and really enjoy taking lessons from him.