Michael Duffy studied Music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has worked with a number of classical and contemporary classical music organisations, including the London Sinfonietta, on the production of talent development projects Writing the Future and Blue Touch Paper. He led on marketing and audience development for East London’s Spitalfields Music, across festivals and creative learning programmes, including sell-out tours of the flagship opera programme Musical Rumpus for 0-2 year-olds. He later worked with touring opera and music theatre company Mahogany Opera Group, leading the company’s communications and digital activity, and working on projects in diversity and equality. He also works as an independent assessor for the Clore Leadership Programme and is a member of the London Sinfonietta’s advisory group Sounding Board.
Michael joined the British Council's Music team in March 2017 and works across the team's classical music programme as well as the European Union and the Americas.