Michael Cobb

Assistant Conductor

Michael is a conductor based in both France and the UK who is developing a career in symphonic, opera, and dance repertoire. 

Orchestras that Michael has conducted include Orchestre National de Lyon (FR), The Argovia Philharmonic (CH), Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra (BG), Opera de Lyon (FR), Welsh National Youth Opera (UK), Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra (UK), and Lambeth Orchestra (UK). In 2012, Michael cofounded Orchestra Vitae in London. 

Michael studied music at Royal Holloway University and completed an MA in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College where he was taught by David Jones and Carlo Rizzi. He has also taken masterclasses with Jorma Panula, Johannes Schlafeli, and Douglass Bostok.

Since moving to Lyon, Michael has been assisting conductors Daniele Rustioni, David Zinman and Leonard Slatkin at Opera de Lyon and Orchestre National de Lyon. 

This is the second time Michael has worked on The Cunning Little Vixen, having previously assisted David Jones in the 2015 Royal Welsh College production.