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Alto Saxophone

Professional Orchestral

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - (Including Last Night of the Proms)
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Gothenburg Wind Orchestra - (Including Trial Alto Saxophonist 2014)
  • Ensemble MusikFabrik
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Extra List

  • Ulster Orchestra
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet

Chamber & Solo
  • ‘Forseti’ Saxophone Quartet - Alto Saxophone 2010-present
    • Beethoven House, Bonn
    • Julita International Chamber Music Festival, Sweden
    • WortKlangRaum Contemporary Music Concert Series, Bonn
    • Carl Pontén Prize in the European Chamber Music Competition, Karlsruhe, Germany 2011
  • ‘Syzygy’ Saxophone Quartet - Co-founding member 2009-present
    • Carole Nash Recital Hall, Manchester
    • Cheltenham Contemporary Music Concert Series
    • Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
    • Park Lane Group Award Holders – concerts at St Martin-in-the-Field’s & Queen Elizabeth Hall
  • Aldwickbury Arts Festival Guest Artist 2014
  • Solo Recitals in the Hitchin Music Festival & Harpenden Summer Music Festival
  • Chetham’s 40th Anniversary Concert - Tenor Saxophonist in ‘Bolero’ Bridgewater Hall,broadcast on BBC Radio 3
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, (Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute)
  • Goldman Ensemble - Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth Estate

Training

  • Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra - Guest Saxophonist in Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, St John’s Smith Square 2008
  • National Youth Wind Ensemble - Tenor Saxophone (included the premier of Philip Grange’s Clarinet Concerto with Sarah Williamson) 2004-2006

Education / Outreach Work

  • Saxophone Tutor at Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, Birmingham
  • Workshop/Masterclass Trinity College of Music & Chetham’s School of Music
  • Teacher of Clarinet and Saxophone at Aldwickbury School, Harpenden, September
  • Deputy teacher at Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
  • Private saxophone and clarinet teacher in Harpenden
  • National Wind Ensemble of Great Britain - Saxophone Tutor
  • National Conservatoire of Kenya - Workshop leader / Masterclasses
  • Musicale Holidays - Saxophone Tutor 2006-present

Competitions, Scholarships & Awards

  • Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition - Finalist, awarded 2nd Prize 2012
  • Haverhill Sinfonia Competition - Finalist 2012
  • Clarinet and Saxophone Society (CASS) Solo Competition - Finalist 2010
  • Cologne Music Conservatoire Annual Competition - 2nd Prize 2010
  • Leverhulme Trust ‘Study Abroad Scholarship’ - 2010 - 2012
  • DAAD Scholarship Winner -to study in Germany 2009
  • Yamaha Foundation Scholarship2009
  • Jane Melber Saxophone Competition - 1st Prize 2007
  • Australian Music Competition - Highly Commended 2007             

Education / Qualifications

  • Hochschule für Musik, Köln - Masters Degree 2009-12
    • Conservatoire de Musique Lyon (Erasmus exchange) 2011-12 
  • Royal College of Music, London - BMus(Hons) 1st 2005-2009
    Professors:
    Daniel Gauthier, Jean Denis-Michat & Kyle Horch

Referees

  • Phillip Scott (National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain)                                        
  • Naomi Sullivan (Head of Saxophone, Birmingham Conservatoire)

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Instruments
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone