Meet Michael Sutton, the BSO’s new Concertmaster

May 14, 2014Musicians, News

The Board of Directors of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sutton as its next Concertmaster. Sutton will begin his appointment at the beginning of the BSO’s 52nd season with a performance at Bloomington’s SummerFete on July 3.

BSO Artistic Director and Conductor Manny Laureano says, “I am very pleased that Michael Sutton has agreed to serve as concertmaster of the BSO. Michael’s reputation as being a fine musician precedes him with honor. I am sure that he will lead the strings of the BSO with the same fiery elegance and good humor that has distinguished him as my colleague in the Minnesota Orchestra for many years. Welcome, Michael!”

Michael Sutton - Bloomington Symphony Concertmaster

Michael Sutton – Bloomington Symphony Concertmaster

Michael Sutton has been a proud member of the Minnesota Orchestra for 16 years. Sutton grew up in Minneapolis, studying at MacPhail Center for Music. He left for Manhattan School of Music where he earned two degrees.

Next, Michael went to Miami Beach to join the New World Symphony. After living abroad for two summers each in Japan and Europe playing in music festivals–and getting New York and paradise out of his system, it was great to come full circle…back to the Twin Cities.

Sutton has been active with causes he believes in; he served on the board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and the Hamm Clinic for Mental Health in St. Paul. Michael is married to the ever-vivacious Beatrice Blanc, a Suzuki teacher at the MacPhail Center for Music.

 Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Michael! You can leave a comment or greeting in the comment area below.