Michael Mulcahy

Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy was appointed to the CSO in 1989 by Sir George Solti. He was previously principal trombone of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and solo trombone of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. Michael has appeared in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed as soloist with the CSO and Pierre Boulez in music by Elliott Carter and with Daniel Barenboim in Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Alto Trombone. Michael won the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Instrumental Competition, the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Viotti International Competition in Italy, and the International Instrumental Competition in the former East German city of Markneukirchen. He is a long-time member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Since 2007 he has served as director of CSO BRASS, and in 2014 became a founding member of the National Brass Ensemble. Michael currently serves as professor of trombone at Northwestern University.