A native Canadian, Michele Schumann is a highly sought after solo pianist and collaborative artist both in her hometown of Austin, TX and throughout the US, Canada and Europe. The first toy piano Michelle used is a Schoenhut mahogany grand that matches her 1917 mahogany Steinway grand: “It is kind of the ‘Mini-Me.'”
The wild response to her (John) Cage debut in Calgary prompted her to make it an annual event (Happy Birthday, Mr. Cage!), celebrating the composer’s birthday in the same way that chamber groups celebrate Mozart’s birthday in January: with a concert and cake.