Michael Bridge

Travelling Across Borders with Digital Accordion
In-Person or Virtual Performance

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.

Available for the 2023/2024 season!

Curriculum Connections

Musical arrangements and interpretations

Experiential Learning

Teacher Resources

Coming soon!

Booking Details

In-Person & Virtual School Performance Fee: $610 + HST
Audience Size: 300/500

Grades: 4 – 8, 9 – 12
Language: English, Bilingual
September 2023 – April 2024

About Michael Bridge 

Michael Bridge is a musical maverick. He’s a 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. He’s in high demand for masterclasses around the world.

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.

Ultimately, he aims to make your world more bearable, beautiful and human—even if only for the length of a concert.

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