You may have already heard the sweet, melancholic tunes coming out of Michael Bridge’s accordion.
He is U of T’s Accordion Guy.
Bridge started playing when he was just 5 years old and has stayed with the instrument since then. He came to U of T’s Faculty of Music for his undergrad, stayed on for grad school and on June 12th, he’ll be graduating with a master’s degree in music performance. Up next, he’ll begin doctoral work for accordion performance – also at U of T.
The accordion virtuoso says U of T’s graduate program “changed his understanding of what the accordion can do.”
Hear him play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah: