Michael Kosarin

"In my many years of serving as a concertmaster in myriad situations, ranging from concert halls, the Hollywood Bowl, to the London and Los Angeles recording studios, I have rarely encountered a conductor with skills of Michael Kosarin. He is the 'total package'; he possesses a conducting technique which perfectly blends super clarity of beat and cuing with a deep musical understanding of the score. He inspires the orchestra to give him their best, with an amiable personality and the highest level of professionalism. Hands down (or hands up) the best!!"
Bruce Dukov, Original Concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

"As usual, the orchestra, directed by Michael Kosarin, sounds delicious."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The exquisitely lush sounds from the 71-piece orchestra [for Disney's The Little Mermaid at The Hollywood Bowl] conducted by Michael Kosarin were perfectly synced with the film throughout the glitch-free evening, highlighting just how gorgeous and layered Menken's score has always been for this film."
Michael L. Quintos, Broadway World Los Angeles

"This summer's LIVE IN CONCERT film choice Beauty & the Beast brought together a wonderful mix of theatre, television, and film talents to sing live along with the live orchestra deftly led by musical director Michael Kosarin as the animated 1991 film Beauty & the Beast played on the accompanying big screens. Their opening Overture (with some musicians that actually played on the original Beauty & the Beast soundtrack recording) sounded most rhapsodic over the Hollywood Bowl's incredible sound system, sounding better than most enclosed music halls."
Gil Kaan, Broadway World Los Angeles


MICHAEL KOSARIN has had a celebrated career for over 35 years, as conductor, music director, producer, arranger, composer, and pianist both at home in New York City, and on nearly every other continent in the world. He is an Emmy Award winner, with two additional nominations, and is a three-time Grammy-nominated artist. He has been best known for the last 25 years as music director for legendary composer Alan Menken, but has maintained an active profile in many media on his own, and is much . . .

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