Having performed Brahms’s Zwei Gesänge with Chuck Michaelson, I knew he was a fine pianist. What I did not not know at that time was that he is a true virtuoso of his instrument. I recently heard him as soloist giving absolutely stunning performances of Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2, and Liszt’s Concert Paraphrase of Verdi’s Rigoletto. He performed both of these challenging works with all the brilliance, assurance, sensitivity, and passion of the finest of concert pianists. I had no idea that we had such an artist in our midst! In fact, I told him that he deserves the Olympic Gold Medal for his performance.

— Michael Kimber, D.M.A.

Artist Instructor of Viola, Coe College

Composer in Residence, Red Cedar Chamber Music

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