I graduated in 2011 from Trinity College of Music in London with a BMus (Hons) in performance studies where I studied the violin under Richard Ireland.
I began playing the violin at the age of four and studied with John Fisher from the age of thirteen, obtaining a distinction at grade eight. I also learnt the piano up to grade seven, having achieved grade five within six months of starting lessons. Early orchestral experiences involved leading the North Suffolk Youth Orchestra, and being a member of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra with which I toured extensively throughout Europe as well as performing for the Queen. I was also invited to join Waveney Sinfonia at the age of twelve, which I performed regularly with until leaving for university.
During my time at Trinity College of Music, I was in the first violins of the Trinity Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Sinfonia, was a member of the Trinity String Ensemble, Early Music group and formed a guitar and violin duo. I recorded for BBC Radio 3 and performed under conductors such as Edward Gardner, Michael Stern and Gregory Rose. I was also involved in external ensembles such as the Orion Orchestra and Canterbury Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to an extensive classical repertoire,
I also have experience in other styles and genres
of music, which has involved improvisation and composition of my own music.
I currently work in the music department for Norwich School in addition to teaching private violin lessons. I perform with many bands throughout Norwich, have played in a number of music festivals, made several local radio appearances and am a member of the Academy Of St Thomas orchestra.