#402 Michael Hall

Violist Michael Hall, described by the New Music Connoisseur as “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today as having “superb technique” is a major champion for new music who has commissioned hundreds of composers over the years.

In addition to global concertizing, he’s also the Co-Artistic Director and the Director of Educational Programs with the Bandung Philharmonic. Simply put, Michael Hall is the best friend a composer could have. Austin Williams talks with him about his life in music and features a sample of pieces written for him.


Fauzie Wiriadisastra – “Bubuy Bulan” for violin and viola
Mary Kouyoumdjian – “A Boy and A Makeshift Toy” 
Garrett Schumann – “Folio 1” – for mezzo and viola (2017) 1. “I pulled a string out of my throat”
Eric Moe – “What Happened Next Will Shock You”
Stacy Garrop – “Krakatoa” – Concerto to Viola, Strings, and Percussion”
Antonio Celso Ribeiro – “Syrian Requiem”

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