Michael Roberts joined the Oregon Symphony in 2013. He has also performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Portland (Maine) Symphony, New World Symphony, and Hyogo PAC Orchestra. Michael’s summer engagements have included fellowships at the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Spoleto Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Music Academy of the West, and the Tanglewood Music Center, where the Boston Globe hailed him as a "fearlessly accomplished performer."
A native of Fairfax County, Virginia, Michael began his musical studies on piano at the age of 8, and percussion at age 10. After high school, he moved to Boston where he earned a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory, and Master’s from Boston University. His principal teachers were William Hudgins and Timothy Genis.
In his free time, Michael enjoys publishing and promoting the piano & chamber works of his grandfather, composer Arnold Mysior. He is also a strong advocate for new music, and enjoys performing with Portland-based ensembles Third Angle and fEARnoMUSIC.