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Michael Sutton


Michael Sutton, violin, a Minneapolis native, Michael Sutton is excited to join the MacPhail faculty. He is a proud 18-year member of the Minnesota Orchestra. He lived abroad for two summers each in Japan and Europe, serving as concertmaster in the Schleswig-Holstein and Pacific Music Festivals. Mr. Sutton has Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Michael was also a concertmaster for the New World Symphony in Miami Beach for three and a half years.

Mr. Sutton is married to the ever-vivacious Beatrice Blanc, a Suzuki teacher at the MacPhail Center for Music. Sutton served on the board of directors the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and the Hamm Clinic for Mental Health in St. Paul. Sutton was recently appointed Concertmaster of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.

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