Michael Pandya is a third-year undergraduate reading Music at The Queen’s College, Oxford, where he is a Choral and Academic Scholar and an Instrumental Exhibitioner. Primarily a pianist, he is accompanist in residence at the Oxford Lieder Festival and performs in numerous recitals and masterclasses per term as a piano soloist and accompanist. He currently studies piano with Sholto Kynoch. He also enjoys musical direction, and began directing groups at school and in his local area from a young age. He holds the Senior Repetiteur Scholarship with New Chamber Opera; with NCO he has been involved in Haydn’s L’infedelta delusa and Glass’ Galileo Galilei, and has been musical director for Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Carissimi’s Jephte and Albinoni’s Pimpinone. Elsewhere in Oxford, he has musically directed The Producers, In Her Eyes (student written chamber opera), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and A Little Shop of Horrors.