Michael Roberts, Percussion
The Boston Globe hailed Michael Roberts as “fearlessly accomplished performer”, and the Boston Musical Intelligencer describes his playing as “highly accomplished, displaying admirable fluency with the language.” He has performed internationally with ensembles such as the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony, New World Symphony, Hyogo PAC Orchestra, and was a fellowship recipient at a multitude of festivals, including the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Spoleto Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, National Orchestral Institute, and Music Academy of the West (where he also narrated Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.) In addition to percussive pursuits, he is also and avid pianist and composer published by Bachovich and Doug Wallace Percussion.
A native a Fairfax County, Virginia, Michael moved to Oregon from Boston where he graduated with a Bachelors degree from New England Conservatory and Masters degree from Boston University. His principal teachers were Will Hudgins and Tim Genis.
Mr. Roberts joined the Oregon Symphony Percussion section in 2013.