American pianist Michael Noble is developing an international reputation as an insightful and captivating performer with a repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to Claude Ledoux. After giving his first recital at the age of six, he has gone on to perform concerts across Europe, Asia, and North America.Read More...
A prizewinner of numerous competitions including the Grand Prize at the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition (Carmel, CA), Gold Medal at the Crescendo Music Awards (Tulsa, OK), and two-time laureate of the Chopin International Competition of the 1000 Islands, Michael has been called “a pianist to remember” by Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium) and his playing has been hailed as “poetic” ( Het Nieuwsblad ), “elegant, stylish, and powerful” by the Peninsula News (California), and “excellent” by the Tulsa World (Oklahoma).
He has performed in such venues as Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls, the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Sunset Center (Carmel, CA), and the Royal Dublin Society (Ireland), and has been a guest artist at festivals including the Gentsche Festspiele, the Lake George Music Festival, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Festival. Additionally, he has been featured in numerous concert series including the Carmel Music Society, Müzewest Concerts, Trinity Concert Series and Quatre Mains among others.
Michael has been featured as soloist with the Tulsa Symphony and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra and has upcoming performances with the Monterey Symphony. Additionally, he has worked with the most renowned artists in the field including Gary Graffman, Claude Frank, Christopher Elton, John O’Conor, Ursula Oppens, John Perry, Boris Berman, Hung-Kuan Chen, Robert McDonald, and members of the Tokyo and Brentano Quartets.
In 2008, Michael attended the Paris Conservatoire to work with Nicholas Angelich. Following this, he obtained his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Arts in English Literature cum laude from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester respectively where he was a student of Nelita True. He received his Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music where he worked with Peter Frankl and Melvin Chen and is now a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts there.
Michael recently completed a one-year residency in Ghent, Belgium as a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation where he focused on contemporary music with political connotations under the guidance of Daan Vandewalle. In addition to his activities as a performer, Michael is the co-founder and director of the Brussels-based ‘Music of Changes,’ a concert series that presents dynamic programs juxtaposing contemporary music with that of the past.
During the past season, Michael performed throughout Western Europe, Thailand, and the United States, and the current season will see him concertizing as soloist and with harpist Chelsea Lane – as part of Duo Aeterna – throughout Western Europe and the United States.