Classical guitarist, banjo-player, arranger and composer, Michael Lich is an eclectic musician who performs a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and bluegrass. A critic wrote “Lich is a musician’s musician.”
Michael's performing career has taken him from Skagway, Alaska to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, South Korea to Frankfurt, Germany and most recently Mexico. He has made radio and television appearances on KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, NM; KXCI-FM, Tucson, AZ; KSJC-FM, Silverton, CO; KOBF-TV, Farmington, NM and "Fala Espiritu Santo"-live television, Vitoria, Brazil.
He has taught master classes and workshops at Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico; the Escola de Musica do Espiritu Santo and Faculdade de Musica in Vitoria, Brazil; Concertos Internacionais Banese Concert Series, Aracaju, Brazil; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Public Academy for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque, NM; New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Culver City, CA and Dixie State University, St. George, UT. He has also taught outreach programs for the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen and Basalt, CO.
Along with performing solo classical guitar, Michael regularly performs with his wife, organist/pianist, Ji Sun Lee. He also performs on banjo with his jazz/bluegrass group, Noctrane. They have been featured at several festivals including the Music from Greer Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, Flagstaff Folk Festival and Fiddler's Dream Festival. Michael has also appeared with the Tucson Symphony, True Concord (Voices and Orchestra) and Tucson Masterworks Chorale.
Michael currently is on faculty at the Academy of Music and Dance of Tucson/Oro Valley and is Director of Guitar Studies at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.