Mikhail John Grossman
Age: 15
Mikhail John Grossman started playing the violin at age four under the guidance of his father violinist Eric Grossman. At age seven Misha composed his first piece, a three movement work inspired by Hans Christian Anderson The Tin Soldier. Misha has been member of the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus since 2012, and has sang in numerous operas including Wozzeck, Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Tosca, Otello and Mefistofele. He sang the solo role of the first and second spirits in Magic Flute, and Fritz in Werther. In 2014 after a brief tutorial on alto clef from his Aunt Renee, Misha added the viola to his list of accomplishments, and by the end of the week had secured the assistant principal position in the Strings and Jazzy Things Orchestra in Indianapolis. In the summer Misha attends Mountains and Strings Chamber Music Retreat in Idaho where he plays the violin and enjoys nature. Misha studied the violin with Shirley Givens until December 2017. He is currently attending Special Music School High School(9th grade) and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege where he studies the violin with Anat Almani.
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