The Diary of a Coastal Composer
From Birmingham To Cornwall
I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire and freelanced as a professional violinist with symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as doing sessions for rock and folk bands, both as an orchestral member and as a soloist.
It was also during this time that I appeared on classical recordings, radio and television, both nationally and internationally, and worked with eminent musicians such as Simon Rattle, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Donohoe, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Charles Groves and Esa Pekka Salonen from the classical music world, and Gordon Giltrap, Chris de Burgh, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick from the realms of pop and folk.
I started composing on both the violin and piano from an early age, often improvising over the classical and gypsy music that I loved playing, and interpreting the music to make it my own style. This created a passion to create my own music, and record four albums and a DVD. My music videos have been featured on Sky, Classic FMTV and BBC 1 and my music has been played on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4.
Signed copies of all my CDs are available from here