Michael Egan has been principle Double Bass of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony since 1990. Mike performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center over 50 times. Previous orchestras he has performed with include N.J. State Opera, N.J. Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Masterworks Choir Orchestra, Hoboken Chamber Orchestra, and dozens more in the NYC region. Mike played in Mexico for two years with the Orchestra of the State of Mexico and the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides playing with conductors and performers like Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Gary Graffman ,Guarneri Quartet, Earl Wild, Jamie Laredo, Sharon Robinson, John Denver, Ray Charles, the Moody Blues and recording at NFL Films… Mike also played for 2 US Presidents, and Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome
Mike opened Egan String Repair in 2003 which is a quality musical string instrument repair shop in Gibbsboro, NJ. Repair work includes anything from major instrument restorations to minor repair such as gluing open seams and cracks making or adjusting bridges, soundposts, fingerboards, pegs, tailpieces, endpins… Clients range from members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, local orchestras, colleges, universities, high schools, grade schools and amateurs. I have had the opportunity to see and inspect many fine instruments by Stradivari, Guarneri del Jesu, Amati, Ceruti, Cavani, Panormo and other important makers. I did major work and restoration on Grancinos, Fosters, Charles Albert, Gofriller, Tecchler, Dodd and most recently on a 400 year old Maggini double bass. There are numerous other German, French, Chinese… in my shop. I began apprenticing in 1991 until 2002 when I started my own business.
Michael studied Double Bass with Julius Levine, on faculty at Columbia University, Peabody Conservatory, and other universities. While at Glassboro State College he studied with Curtis Buriss, a former member of Philadelphia Orchestra and Robert Cerulli.
Michael Egan received a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Music from Glassboro State College, now Rowan University in 1976.