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8:49 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Following Violinist Michael Ludwig's Skyrocketing Career!

After 14 years as associate concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Michael Ludwig made a bold move – he decided to pursue the path of soloist. Now he's enjoying an exciting international career and is currently on the roster of the prestigious Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (CAMI), a company that is known for managing the careers of the world's most prominent artists.  Recent engagements have taken him to concert stages in China, Spain, Germany, Poland, Korea, and Israel – and many venues throughout the United States.

Michael can melt your heart playing a Bach Partita, and then keep you at the edge of your seat with a virtuosic performance of one of the most technically challenging works in the violin repertoire - Ernst's The Last Rose of Summer.

Van Cliburn joined Michael in a performance of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise at a chamber music recital in 2007. The legendary pianist praised Michael's "gorgeous sound and his heartfelt passion and intensity."

Trained by his father Irving Ludwig, a longtime violinist with The Philadelphia Orchestra who passed away last March, Michael is known for his "old-school" style of playing, which harkens back to masters like David Oistrakh, Jascha Heifetz, and Nathan Milstein.

Listen to Michael's story and hear his live, unedited recording session in WRTI's performance studio in Philadelphia.

Michael is featured soloist in Kenneth Fuchs' American Rhapsody with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta – on a new release on the Naxos label.

Read Michael's beautiful tribute to his father and watch a video of memories.

Listen to Michael perform live when he appears with pianist Orli Shaham on December 9th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia recital.

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