I was born in Leicester and started learning the oboe at aged 7 in the then superb Leicestershire Schools of Music. I continued at Oakham school before moving to the Birmingham Conservatoire where I studied Oboe and composition, obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in professional studies, BA(Hons) degree and ABSM in Composition (merit). I also was awarded the BA Course prize and also the college prize for Orchestral Composition. I continued studying at the Royal Northern College of Music where I gained a post-graduate diploma in advanced Performance and Composition and was awarded the Rawsthorn Prize for composition.

From 2005-2013 I worked in Germany as Sub-Principal oboe and Cor Anglais with the Anhaltische Philharmonie in Dessau and from 2000-2005 as solo oboist with Kammerensemble Cologne. After originally joining Sinfonia Viva as Sub-Principal oboe in 2015, I was promoted to Principal oboe in 2018.

Always active as a composer, I was commissioned by the IMPULS festival for new music in Saxon-Anhalt in 2012 and the Anhaltische Philharmonie premiered “War-Torn and the angel” for string orchestra, solo flute and trumpet and actor. “River” was commissioned by TrevesPunkt Reed quintet based in Trier, Germany and premiered at the OPENING 2015 festival. “Ascendant in Taurus” was premiered in November 2015 as part of the IMPULS Festival for new music. "The Enchanted Forest" will be premiered in 2019.

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