Music and Media Focus – Michael Diamond
It’s been close to three years since I’ve had the pleasure of writing about the music of virtuoso pianist/ composer Michael Dulin. At that time, I reviewed his then-current release Timeless II, which is an album of classical piano with interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and others. I also wrote about his previous release Follow The River, which by contrast was an album of his original compositions that spanned much wider range of influences including contemporary instrumental, new age, smooth jazz, and a bit of folk/roots Americana. That Michael is able to draw from such diverse influences and genres is remarkable, but is not surprising given his background. A Julliard-trained musician, Michael Dulin has performed at Carnegie Hall as well as internationally at prestigious concert venues in Europe. However, his resume also includes a stint as a touring keyboardist for the legendary Motown group, The Temptations, in addition to being recognized as a premier recording artist in the new age genre and composer of original music for radio, television, film, and theatre. Michael’s music has won him numerous awards and has enjoyed considerable radio airplay, chart success, and GRAMMY consideration.