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Michael Thrift

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

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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

Michael Thrift - rehearsal 24.02.2020-40
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Michael Thrift - rehearsal 24.02.2020-41

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


        - Mark Berry, Boulezian

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