who attended the Royal College of Music and went on to become a member of
the Orchestra of the English National Opera and the Philharmonia.
It was with
the Schoenberg Symphony Orchestra, however, that he was the timpani soloist
in a performance of Andrzej Panufnik’s
“Concertino” at Conway Hall on 6th December 1986.
which he appears with the Philharmonia
include: The Big Country, Lawrence
of Arabia; Debussy: Night in Granada – Nocturnes/
Clair de Lune; and, Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto, Op. 36”
and Pelleas und Melisande,
Op. 5, and arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet
in G minor, Op. 25”.
November 2002, the Philharmonia offered up an
all-Tchaikovsky affair that comprised the master’s “Arabian
Dance”, “Chinese Dance”, “Marche”, “Russian
Dance” and “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, “Orchestral
Suite No. 3” and “Piano Concerto No. 1”, with Boris Berezovsky at the keys.
fellow Philharmonia instrumentalists, bassoonist
Michael Cole, clarinetist Mark van de Wiel, horn
player Laurence Davies and oboist David Theodore delivered the world
premiere of Anthony Bailey’s “Reflections” via webcast in
October 2008, he was one of the featured soloists when the BBC Symphony
Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra and
Voices teamed up for Olivier Messaien’s La
Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur at Royal Festival Hall.
In the field
of music education, he has been active with the Philharmonia
in their outreach programs and served on the staff of The Yorke Trust.