Dr. Michael Krausz is the Milton C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. Trained at the universities of Toronto (Ph.D.) and Oxford, he has been a visiting professor at leading universities in the United States, England, Germany, Israel, Egypt, and India.
Dr. Krausz is the author of Rightness and Reasons; Limits of Rightness; Interpretation and Transformation; Dialogues on Relativism, Absolutism and Beyond; Oneness and the Displacement of Self; and coauthor of Varieties of Relativism. He is a contributing editor of eleven volumes, including The Interpretation of Music. A volume dedicated to his philosophical work, entitled Interpretation and Its Objects: Studies in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz, was published in 2003.
As a visual artist, Dr. Krausz has had thirty-four solo and duo exhibitions. As a musician, he is a former violin student of Josef Gingold and conducting student of Frederik Prausnitz and Luis Biava. He has conducted several professional orchestras in Bulgaria.
Since 2004 Krausz has been the artistic director and conductor of the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra at Bryn Mawr, collaborating with soloists from the faculty and alumni of Curtis, including Lionel Party (harpsichord), William Stokking (cello), Kim Fisher (violin), José Blumenschein (violin), Nicholas Canellakis (cello), Efe Baltacigil (cello), Benjamin Hochman (piano), and Amy Yang (piano).
Dr. Krausz joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2002.