Michael Udow


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Composer, Musician

Michael Udow served as principal percussionist with the Santa Fe Opera from 1968 until his retirement in 2009. His work with Keiko Abe in Japan as part of Summit Brass, Equilibrium and the seasons with the Michigan Symphony Band have been widely regarded within the world of percussion. Michael’s compositions have been performed by conservatory ensembles around the world including China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. His works, based largely for percussion, include his first opera entitled “The Shattered Mirror,” which was premiered in 1996 by George Manahan and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.