Michael Schulte has been described as ”This elegantly accomplished violinist [with] smooth virtuosity,” by Hamilton music critic Hugh Fraser. Pursuing his early interest in orchestral music, he held the position of concertmaster with nine orchestras. Michael has played as soloist with orchestras from Toronto Philharmonia to Winnipeg Symphony. Also a professional violist and conductor, Michael’s main focus is chamber music performance, presentation and education, inspired by his first string quartet experience as a twelve year old boy playing Haydn Op.76, No.3 “Emperor.”
Michael teaches for McMaster University, directs the Schulte Strings Chamber Music Camp and his collegium musicum of string players, the Schulte Chamber Players, which was numerously awarded Ontario’s best by the OMFA. Michael commissioned the construction of two ancient string instruments and has done two tours of Ontario and Quebec with his rare and popular violoncello piccolo da spalla.