Throughout his young career Michael Kolk has established himself as one of Canada's most accomplished classical guitarists. He has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout North America and Europe, and has released a total of seven albums on labels such as Naxos, Alma Records, and Deosonic Music. Selections from these albums have received frequent radio play in Canada and the US.
He has collaborated with musicians in both classical and popular genres, including a long standing partnership with Drew Henderson as the HK Guitar Duo. The duo's latest album features their own arrangements of the music of Mozart, including the 40th Symphony in G minor. Michael made his debut with orchestra as a soloist with the Toronto Philharmonia and has also performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera in Concert, Tapestry Opera, and CineConcerts, among others. Recently, Michael has been performing with the Montreal based violinist Laurence Kayaleh. Their collaboration has featured concerts in Canada and Europe as well as a recording of the violin/guitar sonatas of Ferdinand Rebay for the Naxos label, scheduled for release in late 2019.
Michael has been a top prize winner at numerous guitar competitions, and holds an ARCT performance diploma from the Royal Conservatory, as well as Master's degree in guitar performance from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Jeffrey McFadden.
...one of the most musical guitarists performing and recording today.
This is Classical Guitar
...playing and musicianship of the highest order.
Whole Note Magazine
...one of the most brilliant and expressive classical guitarists I have heard in my life.
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- Guitar - Advanced
- Guitar - Elementary
- Guitar - Intermediate
- Theory - Elementary
- Theory - Intermediate
- 2010 - Master of Music - University of Toronto
- 2005 - Bachelor of Music - University of Toronto