Michael has held the position of Principal Piccolo with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra since leaving the Canberra School of Music in 1987. Michael studied with renowned Australian flautists Linda Vogt and Vernon Hill, winning the prestigious Australian National Flute Solo and Orchestral competitions and later graduating from the University of Western Australia where he now lectures in flute.
As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, Michael has worked with many outstanding artists and ensembles including the Cammerata of Western Australia, pianists Graeme Gilling and Jennifer Fox-Russell, the WASO 20th Century Ensemble, the Nova Ensemble and with soprano Mary-Attracta Connolly and renowned harpist Jane Geeson in the Romance Ensemble. Michael has also appeared as a soloist with violinist John Harding and harpsichordist Neal Peres Da Costa with the WASO Chamber Orchestra and as guest artist in recital with English flautist Paul Edmund Davies.
Michael has been seconded to play as Principal Flute and Piccolo with several other orchestras including a memorable series of concerts with the Odessa Philharmonic and more recently working with Neil Armfield and Pietari Inkenin in the acclaimed Opera Australia production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.