I’m an Essex-born trumpet player living and working in London. In 2004 I was given a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of music on the 4 year Bachelor of Music course. During my time at the Academy I won the John Soloman Prize for Brass & Woodwind and played first trumpet for many of the ensembles and orchestras including the Concert orchestra and Opera. Outside the Academy I was involved in various contrasting events, from performing a solo at the London Handel Festival to being recorded for a McDonald’s TV advert.
Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, I’ve worked in and around London as a freelance musician. I regularly perform with the London Musical Arts Orchestra at St. Martin in the Fields. During 2011 I was proud to become a member of the Southbank Sinfonia. Projects across the year included being conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Oliver Knussen, and playing alongside both the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
As well as performing I am a keen educator and enjoy teaching at all levels. I’ve worked as both an instrumental teacher and as an animateur with both children and adults from various backgrounds including those with learning difficulties and from the homeless community. Immediately after leaving the Academy, i was given a year as a Fellow of Education which pushed me to develop a wide range of teaching skills. I currently teach trumpet privately and for the Tri-Borough Music Hub in London.
If you have any questions, would like to employ me as a performer or teacher, or would like a copy of my up to date CV, please do get in touch by visiting my contacts page.