Violinist Micah Gangwer is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He attended Miami University for his undergraduate degree in violin performance, and studied at the University of Oklahoma and the University of South Carolina for graduate school.
Micah made his solo debut performing with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra when he was eleven years old, and throughout his childhood and college he won a number of solo and concerto competitions. He has performed as a soloist with various professional and collegiate orchestras across America, and has been showcased on public radio and television as a jazz, bluegrass, and classical violinist. Recent solo engagements include a performance of the Tan Dun Violin Concerto “The Love” with Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Suite for Violin and Orchestra by William Grant Still with the South Carolina Philharmonic, and many solo appearances with the Charleston Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Gangwer has played in concerts across America and Europe including performances for ambassadors, royalty, and several heads of state. In 2003, Micah was a finalist in the internationally recognized Coleman Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Lennox Trio. Micah has participated and performed in many festivals and institutes including the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Salzburg Chamber Music Institute, and has performed, toured, and recorded for three summers as a member of the Echternach Festival Orchestra of Luxembourg.