Professional cellist. Experienced orchestral manager and arranger. Studied music & maths at Cardiff university. Principal cellist in BBC Training orchestra. member of English National Opera. Freelanced with BBC concert Orchestra, BBC NOW, WNO. Founded and ran the Welsh Sinfonia for 22 years. founded and runs the Wingfield Ensemble. Founded and runs the Welsh Concert Orchestra
Areas of Expertise
Music performer, Music - Arrangement
An idea worth spreading
I firmly believe that conductors should allow musicians to make music with them, sharing their experiences. People also play their best for those whom they respect, especially when they are allowed to breath, not put into a rigid framework.
I'm passionate about
I love to introduce music to those who are unfamiliar with the orchestral rep, popular or otherwise. I'm passionate about people being open and honest. I have no time for "bullshit". I love animals.
People don't know I'm good at
I love DIY - wallpapering, putting cupboards together, repairing things. I'm an artist, albeit rusty at the moment. I used to make my own clothes and intend to do so again.