County Durham, UK
University of Huddersfield – First Class Honours and Masters in Conducting, Orchestration and Piano. Kruczynski Prize for Piano and Davidson Prize for Distinction Brought to the Institution
Northern Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Royal New Zealand Ballet; New National Ballet of Japan; Norwegian National Ballet; Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Concert Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Currently Principal Guest Conductor for Australian Philharmonic Orchestra
English National Ballet
Appointed Music Director June 2008. Arranged and orchestrated Tchaikovsky’sSleeping Beauty for Angelina’s Star Performance and Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition. Orchestrations include Wayne Eagling’s Men Y Men (Rachmaninoff), No Man’s Land (Liszt) and reconstructions for Le Corsaire, along with the My First Ballet series which includes, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppélia and Swan Lake.
Also created orchestrations for Vincenzo Lamagna’s score for Akram Khan’s Giselle, annual Emerging Dancer competitions and many ENB events.
Recorded over 90 CDs, broadcast worldwide, regular conductor for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night. His musical Little Women enjoyed two runs in London, and his other compositions and arrangements are in considerable demand. Frequent appearances as piano soloist and in chamber music. Appointed Chairman of the Light Music Society in 2009. July 2016 made his debut at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra. September 2017 conducted the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the Last Night of the BBC Proms in the Park