Born in 1975, I began to learn the piano at the age of 5. My interest in music grew though my school years - in addition to developing as a pianist, I played the violin in school orchestras and Timpani in the local Alderley Edge Orchestra. I went on to study Music at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, where I studied orchestration and techniques of composition as part of the degree, and also took on a number of extra-curricular performance projects, including numerous solo piano recitals, singing Bass in both the Oxford Bach and St. Hugh's College Chapel choirs, and forming and conducting an orchestra within St.Hugh's College, where I graduated with a First Class degree in 1996.
Despite pursuing a career outside the music business, I continue to be heavily involved in amateur music making; giving solo performances and accompanying on the piano, arranging or orchestrating, and writing original compositions. I have recently released my first album, entitled 'The Piano, for Orchestra', a collection of well known piano works arranged for large orchestra.
In 2002, when work commitments took me to Pembrokeshire, I began a five year stint as Musical Director of Neyland Ladies Choir, again taking the opportunity to do numerous arrangements and give solo performances on the piano.
In 2008 I moved back to my native Cheshire, where I now live in Macclesfield with my wife and two sons.