Michael Finlay Robinson was born on March 3rd 1933 at Gloucester, England. He studied music at New College, Oxford, where he was music scholar. He started his career teaching harmony and counterpoint at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Glasgow, 1960-61, then moved to a lectureship at Durham University, 1961-65. He was subsequently Associate Professor of Music at McGill University, Montreal, and then Senior Lecturer in Music at Cardiff University.
He was appointed Professor of Music at Cardiff University in 1991, retired in 1994 and was made Emeritus Professor one year later. In Oct 2009 Oxford University awarded him the degree of Doctor of Music for his compositions.
Selected pages from his printed music and excerpts from his CDs are displayed on the Northridge Music website. Purchases of both music and CDs can be made on application to the composer.