Music Director

Michael WaldronMichael Waldron

Michael Waldron began his musical training as a chorister at St Ambrose College. After a gap year as Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral, Michael went on to spend four years as Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Layton. During his time there he was involved with the Choir’s numerous international tours, concerts, broadcasts and Gramophone
award-winning recordings. In 2010 Michael was winner of the Cambridge University Edith Leigh piano competition.

Michael is the founder and Artistic Director of the London Choral Sinfonia. He has been Artistic Director of London Lyric Opera since 2012, Musical Director of the Epworth Choir since 2014, founder and Artistic Director of the Pinnacle Ensemble, and also currently holds positions with Guildford Choral Society, Islington Choral Society, the University of West London Chamber Choir, and the Choir of Chelsea Old Church. He has worked with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Camerata, and the English Arts Chorale, alongside conductors including Jeffrey Tate and Stephen Layton.

A champion of new music, Michael has premiered new works and recordings with a number of composers including Francis Grier, Richard Pantcheff, Tarik O’Regan and Oliver Rudland. His realisation of Francis Grier’s epic Sword in the Soul was premiered in 2010 and featured poet Sir Geoffrey Hill and librettist Alice Goodman.

Find out more on Michael’s website