Michael Ludwig’s multi-faceted musical career has taken him across four continents, appearing as solo violinist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, KBS Symphony in Seoul, Korea, Beijing Symphony, and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others, joining illustrious conductors such as Sir Georg Solti and John Williams. Michael has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Michael has shared the stage with numerous acclaimed artists, such as Christoph Eschenbach, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet and he has appeared at numerous music festivals, including the Prague Spring Music Festival and the New Hampshire Music Festival. As an orchestral musician, Michael served as associate concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra and concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Michael Ludwig has been featured numerous times on Performance Today, a program that reached approximately 1.2 million listeners on 230 radio stations nationwide. He has been featured on Bulgarian National Radio, Balkan Bulgarian Television, and the Korean Broadcasting System.
As a teacher, Michael has served as Artist-in-Residence Professor of Violin at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University and Adjunct Professor of Music (Violin) at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Michael studied violin with his father, Irving Ludwig, who was a violinist in The Philadelphia Orchestra and music director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Michael also studied with the legendary pedagogues Josef Gingold and Raphael Bronstein.
An accomplished conductor, Michael has served as music director of the Roxborough Orchestra in Philadelphia since 2015. Additionally, Michael and his wife Rachael Ludwig are the founding artistic directors of the Stella Schaevitz Concert Series, based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Michael Ludwig is a Thomastic-Infeld artist.