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.
All the world's a stage, and I've been lucky to meet some inspirational music makers in the play so far: 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 (Scotland) and St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (Russia); I'll never forget playing violin under the baton of Colin Davis, Charles Mackerras and Richard Hickox, or performing alongside soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Stephen Hough, Barbara Hannigan and Phillip Langridge; I've enjoyed being part of a number of international music festivals including Aldeburgh, St Endellion and the Proms; and 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 play a Guarneri del Gesù Lord Wilton-copy by the wonderful Hungarian violin maker Tibor Szemmelveisz (2013, London/Cremona). I'm a proud wearer of a slow watch (Swiss design) and incidentally the world's first 'slow conductor'.
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