Michael Shu is originally from Mesa, Arizona, and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He performs in several musical ensembles throughout New Mexico, employing versatility of style and genre. He currently holds tenured positions in the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. He also performs frequently with Chatter, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Southwest, and has collaborated with bands in the Albuquerque area.
Michael received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico, where he studied with Carmelo de los Santos, David Felberg, and Susan Kempter. In 2011 and 2012, he attended The Aspen Music Festival and studied under Bing Wang.
Alongside performing, he currently maintains his own private studio, incorporating elements of Suzuki training, meditation, and Tai-Chi Chuan.