Michael currently studies at the Royal College of Music. His passion for contemporary music has led to several commissions of new works for the guitar and cross-field collaborations with other instrumentalists. Recently, he performed as part of the Royal College of Music’s New Perspectives ensemble in a concert celebrating the music of the renowned Israeli composer, Chaya Czernowin. He has recorded the seldom heard Threnody by Gilbert Biberian, which is likely to be the only recording of this piece thus far and as a soloist, he has performed throughout the UK with two guest artist recitals at guitar festivals in Edinburgh and Ullapool.
Michael makes up half of the Toru Ensemble, with flautist Aleksandra Henszel. Together they have performed in and around London, most notably of which was at the esteemed Southbank Centre giving a concert of South American music.
After undertaking his first guitar lessons he studied the violin, drum kit, percussion and electric guitar but has now focused his learning on the classical instrument. His broad repertoire of different genres has helped him to achieve a fine understanding of the many styles that the classical guitar can produce.
After further collaborations with other contemporary artists, Michael will focus on expanding his international performance platform, both as a soloist and ensemble member. In June of this year he will once again return to the Edinburgh International Guitar Festival to give a recital and masterclasses. Also in June, he will give a solo recital at the Royal College of Music performing the music of J.S. Bach, Anton Diabelli and RCM graduate, Stephen Dodgson. Michael is extremely privileged to be supported by The Robertson Scholarship Trust.