The LOGOS Chamber Group
Michael Brooks Reid - violin
Australian violinist Michael Brooks Reid is highly sought after as concertmaster and principal by leading orchestras across Europe and Australia.
Currently based in Berlin, Michael makes regular guest appearances with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Michael has also often performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and has worked with esteemed conductors such as the late greats Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado.
As a chamber musician, Michael spent several years as a member of the Hamer Quartet. During this time the ensemble competed in the inaugural Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition, sweeping all available first prizes; the Quartet, Overall and Audience prizes. The quartet was subsequently named on ‘The Age’ newspaper’s ‘The 100 Most Influential People in Australia’ list.
Since leaving the quartet, Michael has continued to pursue his passion for chamber music in Europe, performing in several international music festivals, including most recently with Oboist Albrecht Mayer at the ‘Hitzacker Musikwoche’ in Germany, and at the newly founded Avigdor Classics in Switzerland.
As soloist, Michael recently toured with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, performing and directing The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla to critical acclaim. Upcoming engagements include performances of Brahms’ violin concerto as a part of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Conducting is another interest of Michael’s, and he has undertaken study with Christopher Seaman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the late John Hopkins OBE, and has conducted the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
From 2004-2008 Michael was Leader and Artistic director of the Australian Classical Players, where he was able to combine his passions for conducting and violin playing, programming and directing the concert season from the 1st violins.
More recently, he has been part of a team of professional mentors directing the ‘Aldeburgh Strings’, a chamber orchestra made up of the most outstanding students from the Britten-Pears Festival in the UK.
Michael plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano, made in Naples in 1751.
When taking a break from music, Michael enjoys traveling, good food with good wine and a game of poker!
澳洲小提琴家Michael Brooks-Reid 被歐洲和澳洲主導的交響樂團譽為首席小提琴手和主演者而備受追捧。 目前在柏林，Michael為Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra和Adelaide Symphony Orchestra定期作客席演出。Michael也經常與Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart 和 Lucerne Festival Orchestra合作演出，並與Pierre Boulez和Claudio Abbado等受崇敬的指揮家合作。
作為室樂家，Michael花了幾年的時間作為Hamer Quartet的成員。在此期間，該樂團參加了首屆亞太室內樂比賽，全部獲得冠軍。還被報紙 ‘The Age’ newspaper評為‘The 100 Most Influential People in Australia’。離開四重奏之後，Michael 在歐洲繼續追求他對室內樂的熱情，在多個國際音樂節上演出，其中包括最近在德國Oboist Albrecht Mayer at the ‘Hitzacker Musikwoche’和在瑞士新成立的Avigdor Classics。
作為獨奏者，Michael 最近與Melbourne Chamber Orchestra合作，演奏和指導The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla獲得了好評。即將更會為墨爾本青年管弦樂團五十週年慶祝活動的Brahms’ violin concerto演奏。 指揮是Michael的另一興趣，他與Christopher Seaman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the late John Hopkins OBE承擔研究，並為Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras指揮。
2004-2008年，Michael在Australian Classical Players擔當領導和藝術總監，他能夠結合他的熱情於指揮和演奏小提琴，在音樂會季節中身為首席小提琴手為音樂會編程和指導。而近年他為英國Britten-Pears Festival最優秀學生組成的室內團Aldeburgh Strings’作專業導師。業餘也不忘娛樂，他喜歡旅行，品嚐美酒美食和玩撲克遊戲！ Michael 選用由Nicolo Gagliano 在那不勒斯(Naples) 制於1751年的小提琴演奏。