Michael Collins has been appointed Artistic Director in residence with the London Mozart Players for a two-year tenure, September 2021–September 2023, to encompass his 60th birthday season.
Michael will work closely with LMP to devise a programme of diverse concerto and chamber works for the orchestra during his residency, including concerts, tours and recordings.
Michael will also work with LMP’s education and outreach team to perform in schools and community projects, to inspire the very young and work with rising stars.
A celebratory concert will be held at the QEH on Michael’s 60th Birthday (also Mozart’s birthday) 27th January 2022.
Michael has a close association with LMP: performing with the orchestra since his early days as a professional musician after winning in the woodwind section of the first BBC Young Musician of the Year (1978).
Michael Collins performs online with LMP this week (1 October 2020) in their Classical Club series – filmed at St Pancras Clock Tower.
‘It is with the greatest pleasure and sincere musical excitement that I take up this new role in this marvellous orchestra!’ Michael Collins