Born in 1991 and raised in London, Michael Taplin has been actively involved in writing music from an early age and studied privately with Dai Fujikura with a grant from the Talbot House Trust. In 2009, Michael accepted a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Scholarship where he studied with Paul Newland. Michael’s music has been performed by groups such as the Gemini Ensemble, The Composers Ensemble, the Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Ose! Orchestre Symphonique, the Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra. Michael recently completed his Masters of Composition with Distinction at the Royal College of Music in London with Jonathan Cole and Simon Holt. Michael is the recipient of the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Composer Prize.