Praised for his "sensitivity to colour and flair for golden-age style" by BBC Magazine, Michael Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, violinist, recording artist, and pedagogue. Ludwig has served as Music Director of the Roxborough Orchestra in Philadelphia since his appointment in 2015. His guest conducting appearances include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Delaware County Symphony, and Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. He also appears regularly as a guest conductor of the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Devoted to education, Ludwig has conducted the Skidmore College Orchestra, the All Catholic High School Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Luzerne Music Center String Orchestra. He has conducted the South Jersey Honors Orchestra, as well as the New Jersey All State Intermediate Orchestra. He studied conducting privately with Gustav Meier, and participated at workshops in Bulgaria, Ukraine, NY, and South Carolina with Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, Donald Portnoy, and Maurice Peress.
A highly sought-after violin soloist, Michael Ludwig has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, KBS Symphony in Korea, Beijing Symphony and Shanghai Philharmonic. He has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony. Michael has served as Artist-in-Residence Professor of Violin at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University and Adjunct Professor of Music (Violin) at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Michael studied violin with his father, Irving Ludwig, who was a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, as well as the great pedagogues Josef Gingold and Raphael Bronstein.