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Meet Concertmaster Michael Ludwig

Michael Ludwig is our concert master in New York City, New Brunswick, Philadelphia, and Washington.

Ludwig has been praised for his "sensitivity to colour and flair for golden-age style" by BBC Magazine. Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, violinist, recording artist, and pedagogue. He has served as Music Director of the Roxborough Orchestra in Philadelphia since his appointment in 2015. His guest conducting appearances include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Delaware County Symphony, and Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. He also appears regularly as a guest conductor of the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Devoted to education, Ludwig has conducted the Skidmore College Orchestra, the All Catholic High School Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Luzerne Music Center String Orchestra. He has conducted the South Jersey Honors Orchestra, as well as the New Jersey All State Intermediate Orchestra. He studied conducting privately with Gustav Meier, and participated at workshops in Bulgaria, Ukraine, NY, and South Carolina with Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, Donald Portnoy, and Maurice Peress. He served as a jury member for the 2017 HKIVS Shlomo Mintz International Violin Competition and gave master classes at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Michael returns to China this year for performances and master classes in Zhangzhou.