Why hire Micah Gangwer?
"...clean, clear and virtuosic." - Columbia Free Times.
Mr. Gangwer is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Second Violinist of the South Carolina Philharmonic. He has been showcased on public TV and radio, performed at some of the most prestigious venues of the world, and has won numerous national and international awards and competitions. Micah will only work with the best musicians from professional orchestras and faculty from area universities. Instead of leaving anything to chance, hire a true professional violinist!
"Violinist Micah Gangwer...he has full command of the violin and can do whatever he wants with it."
- Charleston Today
Micah Gangwer is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second Violinist of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and Associate Concertmaster of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in violin performance at the University of South Carolina, and received his undergraduate and masters degrees in violin performance from Miami University and the University of Oklahoma respectively. Micah, a native of Toledo Ohio, began studying the violin at the age of four, and made his solo debut performing with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra when he was eleven years old. He has also been showcased on public radio and television as a soloist for the Music Under the Stars series.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Gangwer has played in concerts across America and Europe including performances for ambassadors, royalty, and several heads of state (including former Prime Minister Sir John Major of Great Britain). In 2003 Micah was a finalist in the internationally-recognized Coleman Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Lennox Trio. He has been coached by current and former members of some of the premier chamber ensembles of the world, including the Miami, Amernet, Oxford, Debussy, Vienna, and Kronos quartets. Micah has participated and performed in many festivals and institutes including the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Salzburg Chamber Music Institute, served as concertmaster of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and performed for three summers as a member of the Echternach Festival Orchestra.
What to Expect
"Violinist Micah Gangwer, the Principal Second Violinist of the S.C. Philharmonic, took the lead most of the evening and, boy, does he have a silky smooth technique. You quickly got the impression that he has full command of the violin and can do whatever he wants with it." - Charleston Today
"...clean, clear and virtuosic." - Columbia Free Times
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