Michael Casimir was a winner of the Sphinx Laureate Award in the 2015, 2011, and 2008 International Sphinx Competitions, a Quarterfinalist at the Primrose Viola Competition in 2014, and winner of the grand prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition in 2013. As a Fellowship recipient at the 2016 Tanglewood Music Festival, he performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. He currently serves as Principal Violist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Acting-Principal Violist of Symphony in C, and performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
He is the composer and arranger for a recently-released mobile game that can be found on the App Store and the Google play store.
Michael received his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School under the guidance of Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory, and a post-graduate degree at The Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of Roberto Diaz and Hsin-Yun Huang.