Filmed Live at Islington Mill, Salford on 2nd February 2014.
Louise Smith - Artist
Tim Williams - cimbalom
About the composer:
Michael studied at both the University of Manchester where he was awarded the Hargreaves Prize for composition, and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with Gary Carpenter and Adam Gorb where he was awarded a scholarship from the Radcliffe Trust and won numerous prizes. His music has won various awards and has been performed at numerous venues nationally including The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds, Town Hall in Birmingham and LSO St Luke's in London. This year will see performances of his music in America and Spain, as well as an London Symphony Orchestra performance of Serenade with Collectives & Curiosities a group he co-founder with composer Jacob Thompson-Bell. Michael also practises as an animateur and teacher having worked for the LSO, BCMG, BBC Philharmonic and Opera North. He is musical director for Cantare Ladies Choir and the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir (GMPMVC).