Michael MiropolskyA native of Russia, Michael Miropolsky served on a principal violin position with the Moscow State Symphony, performed with the Radio and Television String Quartet, and conducted in many countries around the world. He recorded internationally on ‘Melodia’ label.
Michael Miropolsky came to the United States in 1990 and has been Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and a featured soloist. Along with his numerous musical activities; judging the competitions, extensive teaching, Mr. Miropolsky, who strongly believes in the value and importance of musical education, constantly doing presentations at schools and colleges. He is coaching young musicians and orchestras, giving master classes, and performing as guest conductor all across the state of Washington.
Michael Miropolsky was both founder and conductor of the Jewish Community Center Chamber Orchestra, conductor of the Northwest School Orchestra in Seattle, and served as a faculty member of the University of Puget Sound. He was also a founder and conductor of the Seattle Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra “Young Virtuosi”, building the finest student group in the area. He released the group’s first CD, “The Best of Young Virtuosi” in 2001.
In 1999 Michael Miropolsky founded the Seattle Violin Virtuosi - the unique ensemble, which consists of 12 violins and a piano accompaniment, and three years later, the Seattle Chamber Orchestra and serves as Music Director for both organizations. He released with these groups seven CD’s on the ‘Ambassador’ label. The groups earned immediate recognition from the critics and the audience. The Seattle Times called these groups “the best of both musical worlds: Russian tradition and American excellence”.
In 2002, Michael Miropolsky was chosen to become a new Music Director of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Mr. Miropolsky extended the orchestra season and repertoire, and released the orchestra’s first CD, ‘Symphonic Treasures’ in 2007. In 2009 Michael Miropolsky was elected as the Music Director and Conductor of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra.