Michael O’Gieblyn is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and plays the violin professionally with Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, Boca Symphonia and Palm Beach Symphony. Before moving to South Florida, he was a member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and performed regularly with the Nashville (TN), Louisville (KY), and Huntsville (AL) Orchestras.
In the studio, Michael has recorded for many award winning albums, video games, and movie soundtracks including Sony Playstation’s Uncharted 4, Aliens: Colonial Marines, The Unfinished Swan and recordings for OneRepublic, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, David Phelps, Caitlin Rose, Larnelle Harris, and Sandi Patti.
One of the highlights of Michael’s career was performing live on WSM at the Grand Ole Opry with country music legend Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys. Michael also has performed live with multiple Grammy Award winning artists including Casting Crowns, Gungor, Paper Route, Michael W. Smith, Selah, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, and Matthew West.
Michael studied at Carnegie Mellon University with Cyrus Forough, and also received a Masters of Music degree in violin performance from Belmont University as a student of Elisabeth Small. In the summers, Michael has been on the faculty of Belmont’s String Crossings Camp, and the Masterworks Festival.
While preparing for orchestral auditions, the lack of resources for violinists led Michael to create www.OrchestraExcerpts.com a resource which helps musicians learn audition excerpts and have a positive audition experience. He is also the host of the PerService Podcast, and product/video specialist at Fiddlershop.com