I'm a conductor based in the UK and love what I do. Making music is just one of the many ways to experience the richness of life, and I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to make it with friends in many different countries. I'm indebted to my mentors Lev Parikian, Alexander Polyanichko and Duncan Riddell; I've had valuable feedback in masterclass from Martyn Brabbins and Colin Metters, conducting orchestras such as RSNO, Trondheimsolistene and St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic; I'll never forget playing violin under the baton of the late Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras and Richard Hickox OBE, or performing alongside soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Stephen Hough, Barbara Hannigan and Phillip Langridge; I've enjoyed being part several international music festivals including Aldeburgh, St Endellion and the BBC Proms and I've performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury; I've been fortunate to meet and perform works by living composers - those great creative minds that are able to put their thoughts onto paper - John Pickard, Tony Payne, Oli Knussen and Tom Coult.
I'm grateful for the financial support of the Vice Chancellor's Warren Music Scholarship for Exceptional Music Talent and the Alumni grant whilst studying at Bristol University. I studied violin with Duncan Riddell before going on to study conducting with Lev Parikian and Alexander Polyanichko. I play a Guarneri del Gesù Lord Wilton-copy by the London-based Hungarian maker Tibor Szemmelveisz (2003, London/Cremona). I'm a Britten-Pears Young Artist and NYOGB alumnus. I'm a proud wearer of a slow watch (Swiss made) and incidentally the world's first 'slow conductor'.
After a recent sabbatical in Rome, I now live in Wells Somerset, close to Bath.