from Shropshire, England, who started out on
cello at eight years of age, but whose teacher encouraged him to take up
the double bass. He furthered
his education at the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied with
Thomas Martin and Kevin Rundell.
whom he has worked include the Adhoc
Humanitarians Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the LSO Chamber
Ensemble, the Verdandi Camerata,
and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.
His talents do
not end with the double bass, however.
On 17th February 2008, he narrated the LSO’s world premiere of the revised version of Two Sisters, A Rose, A Flood and
Snow: Four Tales of Enchantment
by Alasdair Nicolson.
conducted the LSO on their August 2008 release, Bottesini: Concertino in C
minor/Duo Concertante on Themes from Bellini’s
The Verdandi Camerata gave the
British premiere of “Fiddler’s Tale” by Wynton Marsalis at The Forge in London on 30th October 2010.
November 2010, the LSO Chamber Ensemble, LSO St. Luke’s Community
Choir and LSO St. Luke’s Youth Choir Senior Choristers delivered the world
premiere of Cicadas by Dagny Gioulami and Edward Rushton.
In April 2012,
he and pianist Cwen Homa
interpreted “Fantasy on La Sonnambula di Bellini”
by Giovanni Bottesini, and he took part in the LSO’s performance of “Symphony No. 3”
by Gustav Mahler.
which he appears include: Epiphany, Holst: The Planets and Music of Hope by the LSO, and Fresh Aire 8
by Mannheim Steamroller.
In the field
of music education, he has coached at the Guildhall School of Music and
Drama and the Royal
College, and has been
active in the LSO’s Discovery Day and
Musicians on Call programs.