He is an oboist and conductor born in Warwick, England, who studied composition at Nottingham University and baroque oboe and contemporary oboe techniques at the Guildhall School of Music and then Vienna.
His career has seen him play principal oboe with The London Classical Players and The English Concert and with various other period ensembles. He has performed as a soloist and conductor in prestigious halls all over the world with many international orchestras and in several television and radio broadcasts.
As a conductor and director he has directed a Jonathon Miller production of Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion in New York, is the director of the Dartington Festival Baroque Orchestra and the Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra and the Associate Conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music.
In recognition of his extraordinary services to performances of work by George Frederic Handel the city of Halle awarded him the Handel Music Prize, From 2011 he was appointed the Conductor and Music Director of the Carmel Bach Festival.
Here he performs the oboe on Vivaldi’s “Sonata of Lund for 2 oboes and bass continuo in G minor” RV 81..