He is an orchestral conductor born in England whose initial musical studies were at Durham University before moving on to the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied conducting, taking classes with acclaimed conductors such as Martyn Brabbins, George Hurst and Sir Colin Davis. During his stay there he won the Harding Bursary, a Henry Wood Scholarship and the Royal Academy of Music’s performers diploma that would make him the first conducting student to receive one.
It wasn’t long before he was beginning to be headhunted and soon he would be the Assistant Conductor with the British Youth Orchestra and the Havant symphony Orchestra. Since those years he has appeared as a conductor with the orchestras that include BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Munich Philharmonic the Manchester Camerata and the Assistant Conductor for the BBC Philharmonic which was given to him as part of him winning the Lloyd’s Bank BBC Young Musicians ’98 Conductor’s Workshop.
He held the position of Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra between 2002 and 2010, was the Principal Conductor and Music Director of NorrlandsOperan from 2008 to 2015 and the Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symfonieorkester from 2011 to 2015.
Releasing many recordings, he often concentrates on classic film scores alongside the masterpieces of many of history’s acclaimed recordings. In 2002 he was honoured with being made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Here he is conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in a performance of Arthur Bliss’s “March” from the science fiction film, Things to Come…