Gilles Michels (1961) studied at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Since 2008, he has been the main conductor of the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra. He was teacher and conductor of several famous Dutch children’s choirs, including the Dutch National Children’s Choir, the Rotterdam Boy’s Choir and the St. Bavo Choir School in Haarlem. For many years he has been main conductor of the Leiden Student Music Society “Collegium Musicum”. In 2009 he also became the main conductor of the The Hague Baroque Society.