Conducting

Michael’s orchestral debut came when he was invited by John Georgiadis to guest conduct the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, aged 26.

Since then conducting credits have included the BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Slovenia Radio Symphony Orchestra (televised), Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Concert Orchestra and Nederlands Balletorkest.  In July 2014 he made his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with a Gershwin & Bernstein programme including Rhapsody in Blue, and he returned to them in 2015.

In February 2011 he made his debut with The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducting in a gala concert held at Buckingham Palace.

He has worked as Cover Conductor for The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on several productions including The Rite of Spring, Giselle, Chroma, Marguerite & Armand, La Valse, Monotones, Concerto and The Judas Tree. 

He made his debut with the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra conducting the world premiere performances of a new two act ballet based on Hamlet.  Choreographed by Derek Deane, Michael was commissioned by Shanghai Ballet to create the new score, adapting and orchestrating music by Tchaikovsky.  He has returned to China to conduct further performances of Hamlet, as well as making his debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic conducting Prokofiev's score for Derek Deane's production of  Romeo and Juliet.

He has conducted Evita in Concert, John Barrowman in Concert (both for West End International) , several West End gala concerts including The Styne Way (Palladium) Mr Wonderful – A Sammy Davis Jr Gala Tribute (Drury Lane), as well as conducting scoring sessions in Budapest.

He has had the pleasure of working with performers across the musical spectrum including Julie Andrews, Lesley Garrett, Alfie Boe, Chita Rivera, Tim Curry, David Soul, Kim Criswell, Ruthie Henshall, Phillip Schofield and Jason Donovan.

His classical repertoire in the last few years has included: Candide; Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony; Romeo & Juliet Suites; Enigma Variations; Faure Requiem; Mozart 25th Symphony; Sheherazade (Ravel); Rejoice in the Lamb; Threepenny Opera Suite. Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, and The Rite of Spring.

In January 2010 he made his debut with The Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra with a programme including Stravinsky's Symphony in C, and he returned to them in March 2011.

In December 2010 he was invited to conduct Barts Choir for a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral, and returned to the same event in 2011.