I'm a Yorkshire born and based orchestral conductor and composer with 20 years experience working in the music industry. I love collaboration with other art forms, be it ballet or computer games, and I’m inspired by a firm belief that music can tell stories as eloquently as any art that humankind has created.
I've held a BBC Music Fellowship and have worked with orchestras throughout the UK and Europe, conducting such performers as Lesley Garrett, Tasmin Little, Jennifer Pike, Sir Willard White, Peter Donahoe, Raphael Wallfisch, Aled Jones and Dame Emma Kirkby. I'm into getting as many people as possible to see my work and engage with the music so as Artistic Director of Skipton Building Society Camerata I've put on performances in pubs, shopping centres and train stations as well as more traditional venues.
My compositions and arrangements have been performed at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Bridgewater Hall to name but a few venues as well as festivals throughout the UK. I’ve written music for adverts, animation and film and I am equally comfortable working with a full symphony orchestra or reproducing music digitally using a DAW and sequenced sounds.
I'm the conducting tutor at the University of Huddersfield, a staff conductor at the Leeds Conservatoire, have written for BBC Music Magazine, Opera Now and Early Music Today, translated 3 operas and have been a guest contributor for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.
Outside of music I'm into climbing, caving, fell running, rugby league and being a dad who ropes his son into the aforementioned activities.