Professor of Music, Double Bass
Michael Hill is one of the most sought after orchestral bass players and teachers throughout the southeastern U.S. As a performer, he currently holds the position of principal bass of the Orlando Philharmonic as well as performing with the Naples Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony, S.C. As a teacher, Hill is on staff at Florida Southern College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida. He is sponsored by Solano Basses and endorsed by D'Addario Strings.
Hill won his first international orchestral audition to join the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon in Valladolid, Spain, two days before graduation from Curtis Institute of Music at Philadelphia. In 1994, he won his second international audition for a position as acting and co-principal bass of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia.
Hill has performed in New York's Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., as well as France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. In 1999 he won a position as assistant principal bass of the Eastern Music Festival, which he held until 2002.
Two contemporary concertos have been written specifically for Michael Hill by award-winning composers Charles Threatte and Robert Kerr. The world premier of Charles Threatte's composition was February 20, 2005 with the Florida Southern College Orchestra. Robert Kerr's concerto was performed during the 2007-2008 season with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra in Rapid City, S.D.
- Curtis Institute of Music at Philadelphia
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