Pianist, percussionist, harpist and conductor, Michael Linville is currently Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music Activities for the New World Symphony, the orchestral academy founded in 1987 by Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Linville is also artistic coordinator of the New World Percussion Consort, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music that features percussion.
As a soloist, Mr. Linville has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Breckenridge Chamber Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. In addition, he has played with the Honolulu Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and was a featured keyboardist with the Florida Philharmonic. His playing can be heard on a number of recordings, including New World Jazz (BMG), A Night in the Tropics – the Music of Gottschalk (Naxos), and White Mares of the Moon – Chamber Music of Dan Welcher (CRI), which Mr. Linville also produced.