Michael has just returned from his second visit to China where he was working again with Shanghai Ballet conducting the new two act ballet Hamlet, choreographed by Derek Deane, for which he created the score adapting and orchestrating music by Tchaikovsky. He also conducted Prokofiev's ballet 'Romeo & Juliet', making his debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic.
Upcoming concerts include 'The Music of ABBA with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, The West End at Christmas' with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Musicals Rock with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and another return to Radio 2's long running programme Friday Night is Music Night, conducting an all Tchaikovsky programme.
He was the Conductor and Musical Director for the UK premiere Live televison broadcast of The Sound of Music on ITV.
Prior to that he was Musical Director, Vocal Arranger and Orchestrator for Pure Imagination, a new show featuring the work of double Oscar and Grammy Award winner, Leslie Bricusse.
2015 saw return concerts to conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In July Michael conducted the UK debut concert performance of George Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing at the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
His compositions include Rosa for the dance company DMD (Sadlers Wells), Exceptional & Extraordinary which toured the UK, and La Destinée, composed for the Royal Ballet School, which premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.