Michael Hegeman is celebrated by audiences and critics for his romantic Bel Canto sound and passionate performances.
Mr. Hegeman produces a characteristic sound which is immediately recognizable as his own. His unique style of playing exhibits a warm and sweet tone with expressive melodic phrasing. His golden tone is shaded by a flexible vibrato which adds colour and emotion. Furthermore, he is known for his individualistic interpretations and use of portamento and rubato.
Mr. Hegeman carries on two traditions of playing. Having studied with Mr. Pavel Šorm, the former Concertmaster of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and a teacher at the Conservatory Utrecht in The Netherlands, he was taught the Franco-Belgian and Russian tradition of playing. Michael’s playing uses the best of the two traditions; reminiscent of the old masters of the romantic Bel Canto tradition of violin playing.
“I like your playing very much! Your violin is singing. Thank you ”
“Bravo!! Complimenti, molto bello! ”
“Your music interpretation is beautiful ”
Laura, Los Angeles - United States
“Sweet as honey ”
Tom, Dallas - United States
“Beauty, dedication, sensitivity and good taste. A set of perfect qualities for a complete musician. Congratulations and thank you.”
“Performed with virtuosity ”
“Beautiful performance! ”
“Bravo Maestro ”Sofiya, United States