Michael has been semi-disabled for just over a year following a car crash in June 2011 when he broke his leg and hip. Despite his injuries, he has managed to continue his programme of conducting with the Bedfordshire Youth Orchestra, Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Bedford Sinfonia and Bedford Choral Society, including back-to-back performances of The Dream of Gerontius in April. Following a hip replacement in May, he is now on the way to a full recovery.
This problem has however meant that there have been no Olney Conducting Workshops since last year. We hope to begin scheduling OCW evenets in the autumn. Michael has however continued to give private lessons in conducting and composition.