February 23, 2017
Tell your friends:
Michael Hanson became concertmaster of the Colorado Springs Symphony in 1992. He has become well known to Colorado Springs audiences through many solo performances, from music of Bach and Vivaldi to that of living composers. He has also performed more than twenty-five concertos with orchestras throughout the west.
Mr. Hanson was part of the Oregon Symphony in Portland, the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago, and Concertmaster of the West Coast Chamber Orchestra. Chamber music highlights include many years with the Colorado College Piano Trio, and with principal players of the Montreal Symphony at the Orford Arts Center. Summer festivals include Tanglewood, Sunriver, Peter Britt, and Cuchara. His principal teachers include Raphael Spiro, Joseph Silverstein and James Maurer, with additional studies with concertmasters of some of the world’s finest orchestras.
Mr. Hanson is committed to passing the musical tradition on to the next generation through many educational activities. He and his wife, Catherine, co-founded the Hanson Music Academy and he also serves as Music Director of the Young Concert Artists Orchestra. He also founded the Bristol Suzuki Strings program in the Colorado Springs public schools.