Michal Palzewicz has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, both as a soloist and ensemble player. Michal was the founding member of the Elsner String Quartet, which earned him the Saunderson Award at the 52nd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and was the winner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig. Michal attended Warsaw Conservatory of Music in Poland and then The Manhattan School of Music. He has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including the Juneau Symphony Orchestra, the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was a part of Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake, which originated at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and went on to tour the US, as well as China. Other recent credits include: playing cello, viola, and banjo in Oklahoma! and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Michal is currently teaching cello at Southern Oregon University. www.palzewicz.com

Bio as of 2018