Having two of my orchestral compositions recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 was one of my proudest achievements.
Since 2011, I have played alto saxophone and completed an ARSM diploma in 2020. I enjoy performing with the AD Concert Band and the Coventry Saxophone Ensemble, and also have an interest in composing new repertoire for saxophone in a variety of genres.
I played violin in the South Birmingham Sinfonia between 2004 and 2008, which was a big part of my musical education particularly for orchestral technique.
Another exciting musical experience has been attending Dartington International Summer School which I have visited several times, playing in various orchestras, chamber music groups and a large jazz ensemble. I enjoyed meeting many fine musicians at Dartington, and was also introduced to a lot of interesting and previously unfamiliar repertoire.
I’ve studied one module ‘Musicians at work – From Composition to Performance’ with the Open University, as part of an ‘open degree’.
After retiring from my IT career in 2016, I now have the time and energy to fully pursue my musical interests.