Extraordinary Richmond upon Thames College Music alumnus performs at Covent Garden
15th April 2019
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For World Autism Awareness Week 2019, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) alumnus Michael Fuller performed at the Apple Store at Covent Garden on Tuesday 2 April.


Michael taught himself music from a young age and went on to study Music at RuTC, finishing his course with a triple distinction. He has recently been featured on the BBC documentary series Amazing Humans, showing his incredible interpretation of music.


Apple’s website describes Michael as “a musician like no other. Able to conjure complex music from his mind, he’s invented a new language of sounds and composes his own symphonic arrangements.” In celebration of World Autism Awareness Week, Michael performed self-composed operatic tracks, including Great is the Grief, plus other well-known classical pieces.


Michael’s performance at Covent Garden was incredibly well perceived by the audience. In addition, he has been contacted by a major broadcasting organisation to discuss further collaboration opportunities.


Paul Smyth, Disability Officer at RuTC, said: “Michael has already achieved a huge amount in the last couple of years – he has been on the BBC numerous times and has now played at Apple’s Covent Garden store, a stone’s throw away from the Opera House where he hopes he might perform one day.”

You can see the BBC Clip here

Issued for and on behalf of Richmond upon Thames College

Main Image: Michael Fuller at the Apple Store Music Performance 2019


About Richmond upon Thames College

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is a General Further Education College situated on a single site in Egerton Road, Twickenham and was established as the first tertiary college in the South East of England in 1977. Today the college has approximately 2,000 full-time students aged 16-18 years old and offers these students a wide range of courses and subjects. It also offers a range of adult courses, many leading to professional qualifications and a number of higher education courses.

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