He is a French horn player who studied with Caesar LaMonaca of the Houston Symphony, Roland Berger of the Vienna Philharmonic and Barry Tuckwell.
He was awarded the position of Principal Horn in the Calgary Philharmonic and later the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He became a member of the Canadian Brass in 1983 and stayed with them for three years until he left to join the Empire Brass Quintet in 1986.
In 1989 he became an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and also returned to his previous position in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He remained playing for them until 1999 when he was invited to play Principal Horn under Charles Dutoit at the Montreal Symphony. Since 2000 he has been the Principal Horn for the National Symphony Orchestra.
He has five solo CDs and can be heard on recordings by Summit Brass and Washington Symphonic Brass.
In the field of musical education he has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland and since 2012 has been the Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music. He has also published two etude books for horn.