Concert and opera work has taken him to most of the major venues in London and the major opera houses and concert halls of Europe Michael is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artists programme at Aldeburgh. In the studio he has appeared on soundtracks for several major Hollywood releases, trailers and albums, and records regularly at Abbey Road studios. He toured for five years with original Spanish song/flamenco project Poniente, and writes and arranges for new/old English song band, Quilta. Michael is in much demand as a vocal coach and conductor, and is passionate about community engagement such as with www.commonandkind.com.
Born in London, a music scholar at the City of London School and a graduate of the BMus programme at the University of Leeds and the University of North Texas College of Music, Michael was awarded the Dixon scholarship for the MA in Vocal Studies at York, graduating with distinction, and continued studies with Adrian Thompson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. A solo, chorus, consort and session singer in much demand across England and Europe, he works frequently with groups such as the The Academy of Ancient Music, London Voices and Philharmonia Voices, as well as with leading European period ensembles including Le Concert d’Astrée (Emmanuelle Haim), Les Eléments (J. Subihiette), Stradivaria (Daniel Cuiller), Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) and Le Cercle d’Harmonie (J. Rhorer).
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