Starting off the year with a bang having moved again. This time to beautiful Paris. Great food, lovely musicians, fantastic friends. What's not to love!
~ January 2023
Royal Academy of Music Masterclass
There's so much to learn in music and it is an incredible privilege to learn it from experts such as Dominic Grier who hosted an incredible masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music in which I participated with Brahms 1st Symphony.
~ November 2022
It was my great pleasure to perform in TERRA: Mono-Poly, curated by Debris Facility and Liquid Architecture in response to TERRA, a project by Victoria Pham at West Space Gallery in Melbourne. I performed EFEU by Thomas Demenga alongside Invisibility by Liza Lim.
~ October 2022
Arts Council England DYCP
I am very pleased to be the lucky recipient of a DYCP grant from the Arts Council England. This grant will support my development as a conductor and allow me to access the teachers, masterclasses, and performances that will help take me to the next level.
Thank you Arts Council England!
~ November 2021
Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
A huge thank you to David Curtis and Cheltenham Symphony orchestra for hosting me at one of their rehearsals for Sibelius 2nd Symphony. It was a great pleasure working with the orchestra and I hope very much to come back for more.
~ December 2021
Something new for the here and now
What a year.
As we move (already) to the end of a jam-packed 2021 something is coming! If music for the here and now sounds good, then I would like to be the first to introduce you to Locus.
My goal for this new, mixed ensemble is to create a space for expression to convey the beauty of new music with a nod to what has come beforehand.
~ October 2021
More music and John Williams
The Film Orchestra is a lovely group of people who rehearse in Colwall, UK. Recently, under the tuition of the great David Curtis, I got to conduct them playing pieces from Schindler's List.
Marie, their concertmaster and soloist performed beautifully, and I am privileged to have played with them.
Special thanks to Lee, on principal Oboe who was so encouraging and kind, and Jane, who worked tirelessly to make the workshop a reality.
~ October 2021
Girton and conducting on the lawn
The moment Dominic Grier picked up the baton and faced the orchestra, silence swept across the orchestra and eyes focussed in.
For a whole week I have been inspired by some of the nicest and most knowledgeable conductors that I've met so far. This is not even mentioning the kind and receptive students whom I very happily met and got to know.
To Denise Ham, Dominic Grier, and Cathal Garvey, a huge thank you for your guidance.
I look forward to meeting you again.
~ August 2021
First Zoom Concert of Cambridge
Positivity is currently difficult. Often it feels like betrayal to be well when so many are sick, or happy when so many are heartbroken.
To whoever stays home when they can or sacrifices social contact for the greater good, thank you.
Zoom concerts are my small response. Stay safe. Stay home. Listen together.
To those who attended my first informal concert in Cambridge, thank you! There are many more planned.
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~ September, 2020
A new future awaits in Cambridge
2020 was not what anyone hoped for, so let's look towards a brighter future. In the spirit of this going to Cambridge for new exciting projects is an exciting plan filled with potential music-making.
New projects are on the horizon, and I hope to share them with you all.
~ August, 2020
Assistant Conductor, TPO Birmingham
With the help of my brilliant and generous mentor, David Curtis, I have had the fantastic luck of becoming assistant conductor to kind people in The People's Orchestra in Birmingham.
I look forward to a long and happy collaboration with this excellent initiative.
~ December, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, so too does a productive year with Southbank Sinfonia. With many highs and lows including:
Playing at Royal Albert Hall for the Proms, touring to Ischia and Anghiari in Italy, as well as a chamber music collaboration with Allegri Quartet, 2019 has been busy.
It's exciting to see what the future will bring.
Thank you fellow orchestral members of Southbank Sinfonia 2019.
It has been an experience I will never forget.
~ November, 2019