Born in Sydney, Michael started on the tuba at the age of 8. He ended up on the tuba purely because the band director was excited at seeing an 8 year old big enough to hold one, however he found the instrument stuck.
Michael has studied with Scott Frankcombe at the Sydney Conservatorium since 2020, and commenced his studies with Karina Filipi at ANAM in 2023.
He has performed broadly, seen playing bass, trombone and sousaphone as often as the tuba across many styles and ensemble types, everywhere from the local pub, to the opera house.
Outside of music, he can often be found riding his motorbike, or tinkering with all things mechanical.
FROM: Sydney, NSW. Lands of the Gadigal people.
Photo by Pia Johnson