Position: Sub-Principal Trombone
What year did you join the LMP?
At what age did you start playing?
Apart from the London Mozart Players, what other musical activities are you involved in?
Freelance work with London orchestras, the opera houses and West End theatres and teaching at a couple of schools in Surrey.
What do you love about your instrument and why?
I love the versatility of the trombone and its suitability to all musical genres. It can create many different moods and emotions with a huge range of colour and character in the sound.
Which player of your instrument do you most admire and why?
There are many players, past and present that I admire but my professor at the Royal College of Music, John Iveson, had an amazing natural ability and seemed to be able to pick up the instrument and play effortlessly with great musicality.
What is your favourite piece of music and why?
Mahler symphonies are particular favourites.
What other types of music do you listen to?
How do you spend your spare time, if you have any?
Rather infrequent bouts of golf, tennis, cycling and swimming.