Michael Noble has developed an international reputation as an “astonishing” (Het Nieuwsblad) and versatile pianist whose performances and initiatives engage listeners across a broad spectrum. From intimate salons to grand halls, Michael has engrossed audiences across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Since his first recital at the age of six, he has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Grand Prize at the Carmel Music Society Competition, Gold Medal at the Crescendo Music Awards (Tulsa, OK), and prizes in the Chopin International Competition of the 1000 Islands. Michael has been called “a pianist to remember” by Het Nieuwsblad, and his playing has been hailed as “elegant, stylish, and powerful” (Peninsula News) and “poetic” (Het Nieuwsblad). Most recently, he was described, in his performance of Dvořák’s Piano Concerto with the Monterey Symphony, asa pianist with an admirable ability to serve the music at times with the subtlety of a master chamber music player, and also at times to blaze forth with commanding virtuosity and to carry us to dramatic climaxes” (Lyn Bronson, Peninsula News).

He has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Carmel’s Sunset Center, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the National Academy for the Performing Arts of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Royal Dublin Society, and has been a guest artist at festivals including the Gentsche Festspiele (Belgium), the Thailand International Composition Festival, the Kwadrofonik Festival (Poland), the Lake George Music Festival, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Festival.

Michael has been featured as soloist with the Monterey and Tulsa Symphonies, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Alumni Orchestra, among others, and has had the privilege of working with eminent conductors including Ransom Wilson, Gisele Ben-Dor, and Max Bragado-Darman. Additionally, he has worked with the most renowned artists in the field including Gary Graffman, the late Claude Frank, Christopher Elton, Ursula Oppens, John Perry, Boris Berman, Hung-Kuan Chen, Robert McDonald, and members of the Brentano and Tokyo Quartets.

After attending the Paris Conservatoire, Michael 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. He received his Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music and is now a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts there. Subsequently, Michael completed a one-year residency in Ghent, Belgium as a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation where he focused on contemporary music. His principal teachers include Peter Frankl, Nelita True, Melvin Chen, Nicholas Angelich, and Nelms McKelvain, while significant mentors include Daan Vandewalle, Marc Durand, John O’Conor, Martin Bresnick, and Ani Kavafian.

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.

Highlights of the current season include performances with the Monterey Symphony, overseeing the second annual “Music of Changes Festival” in Brussels, performances at the Thailand International Composition Festival, a performance of Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” at the Kwadrofonik Festival in Warsaw, concerts as a member of the piano-harp Duo Aeterna, and solo and chamber performances throughout Belgium, Canada, Poland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

Schedule

june 2017

23jun8:00 pm10:00 pmMusic of Changes: Histoire du TangoMusic of Changes presents an evening of music inspired by Spain and Latin America. Pieces by Piazzolla, Ravel, Turina, and others.

july 2017

25jul7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Noble TrioThe Noble Trio - Greg Perrin, viola; Teresa Villalobos, flute - at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre

28jul7:00 pm9:00 pmRecital with cellist Oskar Falta presented by Müzewest Concerts and the Canadian Music CentreFeaturing Works by Beethoven, Debussy, Morawetz, and more

29jul7:00 pm9:00 pmPiano for Two with Sunny Qu presented by Müzewest ConcertsSchubert's Fantasy in F minor, Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye, and more

august 2017

07aug(aug 7)10:00 am12(aug 12)8:00 pmThailand International Composition FestivalSolo and chamber performances featuring works by Ye Xiaogang, Rzewski, Ledoux, and more

december 2017

03dec2:00 pm4:00 pm"Romance in the 20th Century: Piazzolla, Poulenc, and Strauss" with violinist Stephen Meyer at the Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels, Belgium)A duo recital featuring works by Beethoven, Maxwell Davies, Piazzolla, Poulenc, and Strauss.

10dec6:00 pm8:00 pmSalon Concert with Violinist Stephen MeyerPrivate House Concert in Brussels. Private message for details.

11dec6:00 pm8:00 pmSalon Concert with violinist Stephen Meyer at MG Music HideawayPrivate house concert in the center of Brussels. Private Message for details.

14dec8:30 pm9:30 pmThe People United Will Never Be Defeated! presented by Festiwal KwadrofonikPerformance of Frederic Rzewski's monumental work at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

january 2018

07jan1:30 pm3:00 pmSolo ConcertSolo concert in Nyack, NY. Program TBA.

february 2018

01feb2:00 pm07(feb 7)4:00 pmConcert with cellist Oskar Falta at the Norman MacKenzie House, Vancouver, BCAn intimate evening of piano and cello works from the Classical and early Romantic period on an historic refurbished Bechstein. Invitation only. Exact date TBA.

08feb2:00 pm4:00 pmHouse Concert in Palm SpringsConcert featuring works from the Romantic era in honor of Valentine's Day. Direct message for details.

15feb(feb 15)7:00 pm20(feb 20)9:00 pmSolo and Chamber Concert with the IBIS Ensemble at the University of Trinidad and Tobago

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