from Great Britain who
attended St. John’s College in Cambridge
from 1989 to 1995, and graduated with a PhD in chemistry. He studied at the Royal Academy of
Music from 1995 to 1996, and his teachers included Richard Addison, Thea King, Angela Malsbury
and Nicholas Rodwell.
graduation, he joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as
principal E flat clarinet. In
1998, he became sub-principal E flat clarinet of the London Symphony
July 2007, the he and several other members of the LSO gave the world
premiere of Rachel Leach’s “Happy Birthday Montesorri!”
and the U.K.
premiere of Laurent Perrenoud’s “24
Miniatures”. The recital
was rounded out by Leos Janacek’s “Mlada”,
Sergei Prokofiev’s “Quintet, Op. 39” and Franz Schubert’s
“String Quintet in C, D. 956”.
principal E flat clarinet of the LSO in 2008. Other groups with whom he has worked
include the Academy of St. Martin
in the Fields, the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, Endymion, the John Wilson Orchestra, the
London Chamber Orchestra, London Musici, the
London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nash Ensemble, the Northern Sinfonia, the Philharmonia, the
Worldwide Chinese Festival Orchestra, and the Worldwide Chinese Woodwind
October 2011, he and pianist Charles Wiffen gave
a recital in the Michael Tippett Centre at Bath Spa University.
Their program comprised Jim Aitchison’s “Two Preludes to a Ground”,
Luciano Berio’s “Lied”, Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata in E
flat” and “Sonata in F minor”, Claude Debussy’s “Premiere
Rhapsodie”, and Giacomo
He and pianist
John Alley and violist Malcolm Johnston participated in an LSO Discovery
Day Lunchtime Concert on 25th May 2012, when they performed
selected works of Max Bruch and “Trio” (“Kegelstatt”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
which he appears include: Fresh Aire
Collector’s Box, Vol. 1-8 by Mannheim Steamroller, Ideale:
Songs of Paolo Tosti by Ben Heppner; The Dust Bowl Symphony and Music of Hope with the LSO; The Film & TV Music of Angela Morley
by John Wilson & His Orchestra; and, the original motion picture soundtrack
of Tamara Drewe.
In the field
of music education, he has given master classes for the Kurmangazy
National Conservatory in Kazakhstan
and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and served a professor of E flat
clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music in London.