Italian American, Michael Tropepe was born in the U.S. and began playing the violin at the age of five. He has performed as soloist with Giovanni Chamber Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival, the Symphony of the Americas, and has appeared in halls such as Alice Tully, Symphony Space, Kravis Center, and Carnegie Hall. When he was twelve, he gave his debut at the Kravis center with the Palm Beach Orchestra. He won first prize in the Federation of Music Clubs where he was presented with the Irene Muir Memorial Award for most promising musician. The following year, Michael was the youngest first prize winner of the Harid Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. He has worked with musicians including Andres Cardenas, Joseph Silverstein, Nadja Salerno‐Sonnenberg, Arnold Eidus, and Ruggiero Ricci.

In the concert review by Ruggiero Ricci stated, “Michael shows a great love for the music, combined with a beautiful tone, impeccable intonation and a unique style that sets him apart from many of the artists performing today."


Michael is currently a violinist and teacher in New York City. He received his M.M in 2018 on a full tuition award and fellowship from Yale University. He has also held a fellowship at the Meadowmount School of Music as  assistant teacher to Ann Setzer of the Julliard School. 

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