Michael moved to Dallas from London in 2015 and was appointed Director of Music and Organist at St. Luke's in 2017.
A former head chorister and choral scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral, Michael began his organ studies under Graham Elliott and Peter Wright at Southwark Cathedral. Shortly thereafter, he won a scholarship to Eton College where he studied with Alastair Sampson. Following a period as organ and choral scholar at Truro Cathedral, Michael spent a year singing with the choirs of Gloucester Cathedral, Tewksbury Abbey, King's College London and the Dublin-based Riverdance spin-off choir 'Anuna'. While subsequently studying for his Masters in Music at the University of Cambridge, he was for three years a choral scholar at Trinity College under Richard Marlow and Stephen Layton, and a deputy choral scholar at St. John's College under David Hill. Michael can be heard on a wide variety of commercial recordings with many different choirs, and has performed regularly on live BBC radio broadcasts and TV programs. As an organist he has given recitals in many prestigious venues around the UK.
After several years building a successful career in investment banking, private equity and alternative investments, Michael returned to professional music making as a substitute organist at the prestigious London church of St. Luke's, Chelsea, and prior to joining St. Luke's in Dallas was also a substitute organist for various churches in the DFW area. In addition to his activities at St. Luke's, Michael is head of Media and Telecoms investments at Highland Capital Management in Dallas, one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world.