Michael Harris

Senior Woodwind Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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Michael Harris' distinguished career includes 31 years with the Philharmonia Orchestra (1974-2005) alongside a busy freelance career performing with groups such as the Nash Ensemble and London Winds. A keen interest in early clarinets has led to work with period instrument groups including the English Concert, English Baroque Soloists and Collegium Musicum '90. He coaches the wind section of both the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the Orchestra Europa, and is regularly invited to appear as an adjudicator and panellist. After several years as Head of the Conservatoire's Woodwind Department, Michael is now Senior Woodwind Tutor, allowing him time to pursue his personal reserch interests, particularly around Britten.