Michael Cavanagh, Baritone
Born in 1994, Michael Cavanagh is from Stockport and began playing the Baritone at the age of 8. He is currently Principal Baritone of the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and was Principal Baritone of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for five years. Whilst at the NYBBGB, Michael performed as part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 3, and has also been a recipient of the coveted Maude Wright award, the Harold and Bernard Tovey award for excellence, the Harry Mortimer Soloist award and the Katie Ogden soloist prize.
In 2012 Michael achieved his DipABRSM with distinction and in June 2016 graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutorship of Professor Steven Mead and Dr. David Thornton.