I began the piano aged 5, and the violin 2 years later, going on to study at the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music, Wells Cathedral School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Utrecht School of the Arts, where my teachers included Mark Knight, Yfrah Neaman and Keiko Wataya. After leaving music college I also had lessons with Simon Fischer.
I have performed with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, English Touring Opera, and the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra as well as many other orchestras and ensembles, but my first love is quartet playing – I am a founder member and violist with the Fiorini Quartet, and also play regularly with Sounds Interesting and Cantabile Strings.
I teach violin, viola and piano at my home in Bromsgrove UK, I am an examiner for ABRSM, I run Chaddesley Strings, and have self-published my own series of books and pieces for violinists and string groups: Hey Presto! As well as the violin and viola, I also enjoy playing the piano, and am the regular accompanist for Bromsgrove Choral Society.
As well as music, I am also interested in other languages – some years ago I took a break to study Chinese and gained a degree from Oxford University. I also very much enjoy cycling and go out regularly to explore the Worcestershire countryside!