Training originally with the aim of becoming a concert pianist, Michael soon discovered that there was a life outside the rehearsal room and worked as a journalist in London’s Fleet Street before joining BBC Television. After a stint as features Editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Michael settled in Sydney where he worked for News Corp before joining the ABC and doing a morning radio programme with the legendary Caroline Jones for five years.

Michael has been with Fine Music for the past 12 years, was Secretary of the Music Broadcasting Society of NSW in 2011 and is currently a director of Fine Music Sydney and chairman of the board of directors.

Currently Michael presents Fine Music Drive every alternate Tuesday afternoon and is still active as a programmer of classical music for other programmes. He is an unashamed Romantic, at least when it comes to classical composers!