has appeared at the Brinkburn Festival with
a performance of the Nielsen Concerto conducted
by Paul McCreech and most recently gave two
performances of Weber's second concerto with
the field of chamber music Michael has worked
with the Lindsay's, the Medici String Quartet,
the Schidlof String Quartet, the Razumovsky
Ensemble, the Lyric String Quartet, Gidon
Kremer and friends, Robert Cohen and Barry
Douglas as well as recording the complete
chamber music of Richard Strauss with London
Winds for Hyperion and with the Wind Soloists
of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Teldec.
has recorded for the BBC including works by
Steve Reich, Martin Butler, Alban Berg, John
Ireland and Arnold Bax. He was the first British
winner of the International Clarinet Congress
Competition and also won the Royal Overseas
League Competition (woodwind and brass). On
the other side of the fence, he regularly
helps to judge the BBC's Young Musician of
the Year Award.
Michael was invited to play in the 2003 World
Orchestra for Peace, an orchestra made from
leading musicians from the world's major orchestras
in St Petersburg and Moscow.
In 2002 Michael was appointed Professor of
Clarinet at Trinity College of Music.