The English composer and orchestrator, Michelle Gorrell, was classically trained in music from a young age - piano lessons, choir practice most days and later a thorough grounding in harmony and counterpoint. She started to compose aged 12 and took additional lessons in brass, strings, woodwind, singing and organ. She read music at Durham University, UK - a rebellious student of composers David Lumsdaine & John Lambert. She entered the teaching profession with a post-graduate teacher's certificate from St. Martin's College, Lancaster.
Michelle Gorelle is pecialising in orchestral writing she has eclectic tastes and draws on a wide range of artistic influences. She composes music for film, stage, TV, and concert hall. She worked sometimes as teacher, sometimes as computer programmer but always writing and arranging music as the occasion demanded. She has a great breadth of experience, having conducted brass bands, orchestras and choirs, played alto saxophone in the Vernon Gallery Big Band, synth/piano in the Ken Nicol Band, synth/sax in the Steve Hesketh Blues Band and much besides.
Michelle Gorrell is living in the north of England.