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, contining postgraduate studies
with Adrian Thompson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Michael is also an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artists programme at Aldeburgh.
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, the Monteverdi Choir and Dunedin Cosort, 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). He has been a staff singer at St Paul's Knightsbridge since 2011 under the direction of Stephen Farr.
Concert and opera work has taken him to most of the major venues in the UK and the major opera houses and concert halls of Europe. In the studio he frequently sings on soundtracks for major film and commercial releases. As a strong exponent of original music, Michael toured for five years with original Spanish song/flamenco project Poniente, and currently writes and arranges for his own original English song band, Quilta. He performs frequently as part of Dowland Works with Dame Emma Kirkby. Michael is in demand as a vocal coach and conductor, and has trained and inspired vocal groups and choruses of all shapes and sizes.
A passionate communicator and community activist with a deep belief in the power of music to improve society and individuals, In summer 2016, Michael founded Common and Kind, writing and creating the international single Human Kind and bringing together leading artists from across the musical spectrum with massed parternships between groups from a huge range of backgrounds, working to enhance social cohesion.
For more on that story, visit www.commonandkind.com.