I studied at the RNCM with Trevor Wye, and during this time was a prizewinner in the Young Artists’ Competition of the International Flute Association, held in the USA. I was the Principal Flute in the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years, and am currently Principal Flute with Sinfonia Viva.

As a freelance performer I have played with many of Britain’s leading orchestras, including the Halle, Manchester Camerata and the Philharmonia. I also perform with the light music group Fourtune, and am a member of the chamber ensemble Zephyr. I am also one half of Appassionata, a flute and harp duo which, in addition to performing at weddings and functions and giving workshops, has released a CD entitled ‘Music To Iron By’.

I teach at Chethams School of Music, the Junior RNCM, and Lancaster University. I have also given masterclasses in association with Miyazawa Flutes.