Michael Sagulin is a Finnish classically trained violist, improviser, pedagogue and musicologist. He has studied contemporary improvisation at the Estonian Academy of Theatre and Music. His musical development has been influenced by such teacher as Pirkko Simojoki, Corinne Contardo, Vincent Royer, Anto Pett, Sergio Castrillon, Anatoly Melnikov and Rachel Isserlis. Michael has performed around the world in various groups, mainly in the Nordic countries and central Europe but also in the Baltic countries and the Middle East. In recent years Michael has played in Corelli Baroque Orchestra, Musicians of the King's Road and Beethoven NOW! to mention a few. Besides classical music, Michael performs early music and free improvisation, and is one of the founding members of Call Us, a quartet focusing on free improvisation. In his artistic work Michael is interested in the borderline between music and performance.