Chapel Organist

Michael Butterfield

Michael is the Organist and an academic Music teacher at Marlborough College.

His musical career began at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney where he was a chorister, organ scholar and later Assistant Director of Music. In the latter role, he was the principal accompanist for the cathedral choir, directed the St Mary’s Singers and conducted the professional lay clerks and scholar choir. In 2016 he graduated with a BMus from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Philip Swanton and performed with the Conservatorium Chamber Choir, Early Music Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. 

In 2017 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor David Titterington. During his first year, he was the Alec Robertson Organ Scholar at Westminster Cathedral. In 2018 he held organ scholarships at Royal Hospital Chelsea and King’s College London, played continuo alongside the Academy of Ancient Music and London Handel orchestra, and toured to the United States. Recent recital venues include Keble College, Oxford University, Reading Town Hall, Truro Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral. 

Upon graduating with an MA from the Royal Academy, Michael spent a year as Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral working regularly with the choristers and playing the famous Father Willis cathedral organ for daily services.