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Michael Bridge

Travelling Across Borders with Digital Accordion

Dr. Michael Bridge showcases uplifting music from around the world, expertly blending contemporary works with great composers, jazz standards, and pop hits. He demonstrates how the digital accordion is like “a computer shaped like an accordion”; the world’s most advanced compact synthesizer—fusing tradition with 21st century technology. In his inspiring and interactive concert for young audiences, Michael uses the digital accordion to explain the philosophy of musical empathy; using music as a force for good in the world; a tool to build social bridges and to grow as global citizens.

Booking Details
School In-Person & Virtual Performance Fee: $610
Audience Size: 300/500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: 4 - 8 & 9 - 12
Language: English
Availability: October - April
Curriculum Connections
Musical arrangements and interpretations
Experiential Learning
Teacher Resources
About Michael Bridge
Michael Bridge is a musical maverick and virtuoso performer on both the acoustic accordion and its 21st Century cousin, the digital accordion. His concerts capture the energy and panache of stadium rock with the elegance and discipline of chamber music. He’s won a slew of competitions in Canada and abroad and was named one of CBC’s 30 under 30 classical musicians. He received his doctorate in accordion performance from the University of Toronto and is a Rebanks Fellow at the Glenn Gould School. He gives over 100 concerts a year as a soloist and as a member of Bridge & Wolak and Ladom Ensemble. Dr. Bridge embraces a musical aesthetic that is alternatively irreverent, deadly serious, meticulously prepared and completely in-the-moment. He’s at home with classical, contemporary, jazz and folk music and has premiered 53 new works.