We would like to welcome Michael Bawtree to our team for the 2018 summer school. As well as being a wonderful musician, Michael is a fabulous pianist, organist and conductor. You can read more about him in his biography below.
A musician with a wide-ranging international career, British conductor and organist Michael Bawtree has directed the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Red Note Ensemble, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and many performances for Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet and Raymond Gubbay Ltd across the British Isles
For seven years, he was Assistant Music Director of the Lyrique-en-Mer summer opera festival in Brittany. This summer, he will join the music staff at Glyndebourne for their new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande under Robin Ticciati.
Michael studied music and the organ at Christ’s College, Cambridge University, and conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As organist and continuo player, he has performed with the London Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Scottish National and Scottish Chamber Orchestras including concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Audi Summer Concerts festival in Bavaria. Organ recital invitations have taken Bawtree to all the major British cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Auckland Town Hall, Notre-Dame de Paris, Washington National Cathedral and across the USA and Scandinavia.