He is a
harpist and composer born in London, England who has been very active as a performer
of contemporary music, jazz, pop music, television
and film music along with works from all historical eras.
He has worked as
a soloist on many occasions and his recognition as a harpist has led to the
Arts Council of England funding the composers Javier Alvarez, Ian Dearden and Robert Keely all
writing works for him to perform.
He was a soloist at the 100th birthday celebration of Sidonie Goossens where he had
the honour of performing the premiere of Celtic Rhapsody by Cyril Scott, which the composer had
dedicated to Sidonie.
various events, he has been a performer at the World Harp Congress and the
European Harp Symposium at the Three Choirs Festival.
He has working
with several ensembles during the course of his career to date and in 2001
he became the Joint Principal Harp of the Philharmonia
Orchestra in London.
visitor to the recording studio he has appeared on numerous CDs that
include Bax: Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Harp and
Strings by the Academy of St, Martin’s Chamber Ensemble, Stardom Road by Marc Almond, Onward by Alfie
Boe, Burgon: Merciless Beauty
by James Bowman, Eden by Sarah Brightman, Strauss:
Horn Concertos by The Britten Sinfonia, Thomas Ades: America – a Prophecy by The City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Other
Conquest by Placido Domingo, As Time Goes By by
Bryan Ferry, Chambersax
by Kyle Horch & Friends, French Medieval Lays by Joglaresa, Patrick Hawes: Blue Is Blue by the
English Chamber Orchestra, Tangence by J.J. Johnson, Travelogue by Joni Mitchell, Jakajan: Music From New Siam by Fong Naam, Janacek: Choral Music by New London Chamber
Choir and The Critical Band, Smashing!
by Right Said Fred, Back to Bach with Sally Stocks, Maiden of Mysteries: Music of Enya by the Taliesin Orchestra, Here’s to Life by Joe Turner, Alvarez: Papalotl,
Child of Light: Music for Christmas
and Louis Spohr:
Music For Violin and Harp Vol 1.and 2 among countless others. He has
also worked on the soundtracks of several films and stage productions that include
Park, Heidi, The Last September, Miguel y William, Miss Saigon, Never Let Me Go, Quadrille and The Shipping News and been involved with The Yellow Wallpaper – The Opera with Endymion.
As a composer
he wrote a children’s show which went on tour in 1998 and proved to
be a great success. He has
recently been composing for a children’s production of The Snow Queen
by Hans Christian Anderson.
In the field
of musical education he has been a lecturer at establishments such as the
Paris Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music and the Sweelinck
Conservatoire. He has also held