Michael Collins MBE

With a distinguished career as a soloist Michael has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. Guest conducting and play-directing include engagements with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. From 2010 - 2018 he was Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Michael is also Clarinet Professor at the Royal College of Music London.

Michael records for Chandos, and in his recordings has covered a wide range of solo repertoire, which includes releases on Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, EMI and Sony.

In 2015 Michael was awarded an MBE for his services to music. He plays on Yamaha clarinets.


Michael Collins performed at Grayshott Concerts in March 2013 and January 2019