I am an experienced chamber musician and have played in a huge variety of chamber ensembles, with my speciality being wind quintet repertoire. I have performed regularly as a member of a wind quintet since 2001 – founding a group in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (which won a Tunnell Institute Masterclass Prize) was a member of the ‘Kensington Quintet’ at the Royal College of Music, and then in 2010 founded ‘QuintEssência’ with members of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and freelancing professionals (picture above). This group has played to several sold-out concert venues and have had particular success with their children’s concerts series.
I have also played in a diverse range of other chamber ensembles, having performed Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ for trumpet, cor anglais and strings, several baroque concertos including those by Marcello, Albinoni and Cimerosa, the nonets by Martinu and Spohr, the piano quintets of Mozart and Beethoven, and most of the better-known quartets and quintets for oboe and strings – including those by Mozart, Britten, Bax, Martinu, Jacob and Francaix. In 2011 I joined the Double Reed Ensemble of Portugal – Ensemble Palhetas Duplas (left) for a world premiere written and conducted by Jean-Sébastien Béreau.
When I arrive back to the UK I will be creating a new quintet to explore and develop further the ideas and projects that I began in Lisbon with Quintêssencia. I’m also planning to look out for work with other chamber ensembles as performing in these small-scale groups is something I particularly enjoy. If you need a player for your group, a group for your event or want to join me in starting something new or simply playing for enjoyment, please do contact me!