Michael Tree studied violin with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music. Subsequent to his Carnegie Hall recital debut, Tree appeared as violin and viola soloist with major orchestras, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. As a founding member of the Marlboro Trio and the Guarneri String Quartet, he has performed throughout the world and recorded more than 80 chamber music works. Prominent among these are ten piano quintets and quartets with Arthur Rubinstein. Tree serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, University of Maryland School of Music, and Rutgers University. He is a member of the Guarneri String Quartet.