and composer from London,
whose grandmother was a pianist, which—along with BBC Radio 3—helped
inform his young musical life.
Amongst his neighbours was violinist Simon Standage,
whose wife turned Barnaby onto the clarinet. He studied under Katherine Tewson and attended the Guildhall School of Music and
In 1995, he
debuted at the Purcell Room under the umbrella of the Park Lane Group
discography includes: Daniel Hope – Schnittke/Takemitsu/Weill;
Chamber Works; and, Thomas
He has also
done a fair amount of work on film, television, and video games.
On the big
screen, he arranged and composed music for 220.127.116.11 and played on the soundtracks of Finding Neverland, Miss Potter, State of Play,
and With or Without You. He also composed music for the short
films, Heartbreak Hotel and Plastic.
In fact, he
first performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra
on movie score. They invited
him to audition for the principal clarinet chair, and he won it in 2000.
with whom he has worked include the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Conchord, the Endymion
Ensemble, the English National Opera, the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, the
London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony
Orchestra, the London Winds, the Munich State Opera, the Orchestra of the
Age of Enlightenment, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Zanfonia
Trio, which he co-founded.
His work in
television has involved composing music for the made-for-TV movie, Bike Squad, and performing on the
soundtracks Emma, Joe Maddison’s
War, Lark Rise to Candleford, and Shackleford.
have heard him whilst playing Fable,
Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
and James Bond 007: From Russia with Love.
In the field
of music education, Barnaby is on the faculties of the Guildhall School of
Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, which is housed in Manchester, England.