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Michael Christian Durrant is one of the most exciting English classical guitarists of the current generation. Born in England, he took up the guitar at the age of four. He studied classical guitar performance under the supervision of Peter Batchelar at the Leeds Conservatoire of Music, graduating with first-class honours. On graduation from the conservatoire, Durrant was decorated with awards. He was presented with The James F Cardno Prize for Academic Achievement in Higher Education for the highest marked academic portfolio across all higher education courses. He was also presented with The Michael Grady Memorial Prize for Composition, for the highest marked composition portfolio across all higher education courses. Later, he continued his studies with the world-renowned classical guitarist, maestro Carlos Bonell at the Royal College of Music, London and privately with the internationally esteemed musicologist and classical guitarist Graham Wade.