Michael Powell
Biography

 

    Michael Powell is one of the most sought after trombonists in New York City. Since 1983, Mr. Powell has been a member of the celebrated American Brass Quintet. He performs and records regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, and Aspen Festival Orchestra. Mr. Powell has performed as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Kansas City Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. He has performed on Broadway and records for radio, television, and cinema, and has appeared on over sixty recordings as trombonist. He has performed and recorded with such diverse ensembles as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, The New York Chamber Symphony, The Fairfield Orchestra, The June in Buffalo New Music Festival, Music Today, Musical Elements, the Classical Band, the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, PDQ Bach, and Tidewater Quintet. From 1978 to 1982 he was principal trombonist of the Kansas City Philharmonic He has taught master classes in trombone and chamber music all over the world. Mr. Powell commissioned, premiered, and recorded major works for trombone and piano by Eric Ewazen, Robert Martin, Steven Sacco, and David Sampson. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard SchoolSUNY at Stony Brook, and the Aspen Music School.