Michael lives and works in London, having recently completed Doctoral study in composition under the supervision of Mark Bowden and Helen Grime at Royal Holloway, University of London. His music often takes inspiration from the natural world or man-made structures, and the intersection of the two. He is a graduate of the London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik (2014/15) scheme, and the London Philharmonic (2015/16) Leverhulme young composer scheme. In 2017 he was selected for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Composers Hub, and will be working with the orchestra to produce a 10-minute piece over the coming year.
His music has been performed by the Riot Ensemble, Psappha ensemble, Ruthless Jabiru, the Molinari Quartet, and the Kaleidoscope saxophone quartet, as well as oboist James Turnbull, cellist Laura Moody, pianist Zubin Kanaga and saxophonist Ian Dingle. His output includes acoustic works, as well as works with electronics. He has been an LSO Soundhub associate, as well as a Sound and Music New Voice.
He also spent a substantial portion of his career working in the theatre, writing music for over 25 plays and working as a musical director and supervisor, most notably with the Royal Shakespeare company on several productions.