Mike leads a busy and diverse musical life, performing as a soloist and chamber musician. He enjoys freelancing as cellist in the Leon Quartet with recent performances in the Canterbury, Deal and Sounds New Festivals. Mike studied music at Canterbury Christ Church University and graduated with First-Class Honours and DipABRSM Distinction. He co-directs the workshop ‘Cello Love’ as well as directing orchestras and ensembles as a peripatetic teacher. Mike is enthusiastic about using music as a catalyst to bring people together, no matter the age or ability.