Michael Thrift

I’m an Australian-British conductor of symphony and opera, currently based in London. Here, you’ll find a bit more about me and my work. I’d love for you to get in touch.

Michael Thrift. Symphony. Opera. New music.

Conducted by Michael Thrift, the small but sonorous orchestra filled the Church with 'Il Tabarro’s' mysterious, dark tones: it feels deeply contemporary, with sinuous lines and sour harmonies creating a brooding, desperate mood.



Michael Thrift conducted Ewan Campbell's 'Il Tremore' and Aaron Holloway-Nahum's 'Expressions of Sea Level' with an equally steady hand, notably poised in the dying moments of Stef Conner's 'The Ruin.'


        - The Guardian

Under the wise guidance of Musical Director, Michael Thrift, a well-shaped performance, without awkward corners, emerged. 


        - Mark Berry, Boulezian

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