Michael won the Laureate Award in the 2015, 2011, and 2008 International Sphinx Competitions and the grand prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition in 2013. He has appeared as Guest Principal of the London Philharmonic, and is currently playing in the St. Louis Symphony for the 2018- 2019 season. Michael recently acquired his post-baccalaureate degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in May 2018. While at Curtis, he performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He is also the composer and arranger for a recently-released mobile game that can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play.