Michael is widely acknowledged as one of the top producers of classical music recordings in the world and holds a Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year. Additionally, he has been artistic manager of orchestras including the Seoul and Rotterdam Philharmonics, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Gergiev Festival Rotterdam. In 2017 and 2018 Michael was named Composer-in-Residence at Habana Clásica, Cuba’s first international classical music festival. A recording of his music with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra was recently released by the French label Evidence. As a clarinetist, Michael is a regular performer at Festival Mozaic and the Tongyeong International Festival.