“Thanks for the music you make.” Yo-Yo Ma
Michael J. Miles has been a student of classical music his entire career, and an important contributor to modern interpretation of classical music since the release of his groundbreaking American Bach CD, a unique exploration of the works of J.S. Bach performed on banjo.
Michael has integrated his passion for Bach on the banjo with traditional classical music organizations and performers, having collaborated with numerous professional orchestras and ensembles including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the de Pasquale String Quartet from the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Michael Miles in concert with the de Pasquale String Quartet from the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Michael has also integrated his unique approach to classical music with his love of teaching, and regularly works with high school and middle school orchestras performing a repertoire featuring works by J.S. Bach, as well as original compositions like the "Yellowbird Concerto" and "Chicago Trilogy" that are informed by the best of classical music.
Michael's classical musicianship has been praised not only by critics, but by noted classical musicians and scholars like Yo-Yo Ma and Professor Emeritus and world-renowned cellist, Janos Starker.
"Yellowbird Concerto: Prelude"
Courante Movement of Suite For The Americas performed by Michael along with Chamber Blues String Quartet.
Dorian Movement of Suite For The Americas performed by Michael along with Chamber Blues String Quartet.
"New Century Suite" performed with Orchestra.
"New Century Suite" performed solo.