The Keldwyth Award was a great performance opportunity for me leading up to the start of my studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. The money from the award was of much use when I began at the R.N.C.M. in September 1997.
I studied at the R.N.C.M. for five years under the tuition of Nicholas Logie and Roger Benedict and great chamber music tutors such as Christopher Rowland. During my undergraduate years I was awarded the Cecil Aronowitz prize for Viola. I gained a BA in Music with credit in Performance and then went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in performance.
Since leaving college I have played with various Orchestras including The Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. I do various types of work, ranging from pop to classical and also recording work and teaching.
I have two children, Ella and Evan who are five and four. I hope they too will learn the Violin or Viola and enjoy playing as much as I do!