Micha Molthoff is a violinist and composer. Formed by classical music, gypsy music, tango and The Beatles, he writes his own repertoire. He currently performs his compositions and songs with Flemish master pianist Ivo de Greef and international rockdrummer Juan van Emmerloot. He also composes filmscores and music for modern classical dance.
Micha founded several groups and bands: The Floaters, the Cobra Quartet, Micha Molthoff Ensemble and Quinteto Zárate. He played in ensembles and orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Asko-Schönberg Ensemble, the Mondrian Quartet and El Después. He worked together with the International Dance Theatre, Orkater, Ute Lemper, Hector Zazou and many others.
In the past twenty years Micha has written and produced numerous scores for film and documentary movies, modern classical dance and music theatre.
Micha specialized in Argentinian Tango as a violinplayer since working with Quinteto Bravo for the theatre show ‘Destino Tango’ at the Fringe Festival in Edingburgh in 1999. This quintet was formed by guitarist and composer Alejandro Schwarz and Ignacio Varchausky (El Después, El Arranque). Since 11 years he teaches tango violin and classical violin technique at a conservatory in the Netherlands.
Micha Molthoff studied classical violin at the Utrecht Conservatory with Philipp Hirshhorn, the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Peter Brunt and was coached by Daniël van Zweeden. With his string quartet he took masterclasses with a.o. the Talich Quartet and István Párkányi.