Michael has a distinctive electric violin sound that is highly recognizable. Musically it is strongly reminiscent of the Hard Rock and Metal guitar playing style from the 80’s, but with the heightened sense of class and additional infusion of various cultural and ethnic qualities from his background.
Being a master in Rock and Metal, Michael is also an avid practitioner of Pop, Fusion, Classical, New Age and World music.
On his path to a dream, Michael has traveled the world and made his mark in Montreal, New York, Tel-Aviv, Moscow and now Bremen. He has collaborated with many musicians along the way, some of which included well-known and respected artists like “Trans-Siberian Orchestra”, Martin Walkyier (Sabbat/Skyclad/The Clan Destined) and a visionary guitarist Estas Tonne.
As a solo act, his performances are highly improvised musically and artistically, using theatrical and visual elements, freestyle dancing, often the physicality of martial arts and sometimes even singing, – all of which while playing the violin at the same time.
Michael has been noted for his great compositional skills, namely his ability to instantly create a truly melodic, memorable and lyrical violin melodies, using a combination of notes from a vocabulary that is beautifully poetic and highly intelligent.
The sounds that he makes with his violin touch the listeners in a profound way – allowing them to get excited or meditate, to feel or be carried away, taking them on a journey, all in a highly accessible format.
Michael has a fiery energy and the devotion to his art that has been inspiring to other musicians throughout the years.
He often gets high acclaim from both his peers and critics alike, who can agree that Michael is a very gifted and creative artistic force.
Michael’s aspirations drive him to continuously improve and better himself in all aspects.
“To be grounded and in tune with the Earth, but always reaching for the Heavens!”
In 2016, while continuing the tradition of solo performances, releasing new songs and videos, Michael has created a project “Dancing Violins” together with a remarkable Gypsy/Classical/Pop/Rock violinist Esmeralda. The duo released their first material to the public in 2017.
In the Autumn of 2019 Michael Shulman has created a brand new concept which he called “BLЭК” (pronounced – black). A unique look is reminiscent of Niccolo Paganini, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Jack “The Ripper” creates a great atmosphere to accompany the performance being played solely on the acoustic violin “A Capella”. It’s a new “old” direction to bring the authentic sound of the acoustic instrument pure and simple, without the distraction of electronics and effects.