A member of the London Haydn Quartet, Dutch violinist Michael Gurevich performs regularly as a chamber musician and orchestral leader and is passionate about teaching.
As a chamber musician he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Louvre, Melbourne Recital Center and at the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Schwetzinger, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier and Florestan Peasmarsh Festivals, collaborating with artists such as Anthony Marwood, Eric Hoeprich, the Nash Ensemble, the London Bridge Ensemble, the Navarra and Heath quartets amongst many others.
Michael has appeared as a guest leader and section principal with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Arcangelo, Glyndebourne Orchestra and Oxford Philomusica and as leader, director and soloist with the Manchester Camerata. Radio broadcasts have included regular appearances on BBC Radio 3 as well as SWR2 in Germany, ABC Classic FM in Australia, CBC Radio in Canada and radio stations in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Hungary. With the London Haydn Quartet he has recorded, on the Hyperion label, critically acclaimed discs of Haydn’s op. 20 and op. 33 quartets, and with the Rhodes Piano Trio on Champs Hill Records, a disc of Schumann’s piano trios.
Michael is a tutor at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and has given chamber music masterclasses at the Juilliard School, Yale University, Oxford University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Nothern College of Music, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore and at the Domaine Forget in Canada. Michael studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was awarded the prestigious Sir John Manduell Prize ‘for outstanding contribution to the college’ and ended his time there as the Leverhulme Junior Fellow in violin and viola. He was a prizewinner in a number of solo and chamber music competitions, including the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2011 and at the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Awards. He greatly benefited from the guidance of the late Dr Christopher Rowland, Gaby Lester, Jan Repko, Maciej Rakowski, Ivry Gitlis, Alasdair Tait and Pauline Nobes as well as masterclasses at the RNCM, Britten-Pears School, IMS Prussia Cove, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier Academies with Andras Keller, Ferenc Rados, James Boyd, Leonidas Kavakos, Gerhard Schulz, Menahem Pressler, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Florestan and Gould Trios and Endellion Quartet.