Performing Bach

In December 2019, I was invited to perform some of Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonatas at St Martin’s Church, Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. I have always had an affinity for playing Bach.  I would sit with the music as a child, listen to great recordings of Heifetz, Grumiaux and Szeryng and follow the intricate patchwork of notes that…

Journey to a Concerto

October 2019 After the buzz of a concerto performance, it is important to take a little time to reflect on the journey that get us to that moment. Being a violinist can be a lonely and solitary existence. No one is with us in the practice room. There is no witness to that Sisyphean task…

New videos

Excited to announce that two new videos have been released from my concert at St Anne’s Church, Lewes in August 2019. Many thanks to Mark Granger for the recordings and the time he spent working on this project.

Summer Tour

I have lovely memories of spending childhood summers at Aultbea in Scotland, near Gairloch. Aside from the ferocity of the midges, my brother’s broken collarbone (too much daredevil cycling) and my Dad’s obsession with climbing every munro in sight, I always loved holidays here. Deserted beaches, lots of wildlife and breathtaking scenery.  So it was…

Artist in Residence at Wetherby Festival

I was delighted to be asked to be Artist-in-Residence for Wetherby Arts Festival in October this year. It was a wonderful weekend and a great privilege to perform the Bruch Concerto with Leeds Symphony Orchestra under conductor Martin Binks on the Saturday evening followed by a recital the following afternoon with pianist Charlotte Stevenson. Many…

June tour

A thrilling concert tour last week from Yorkshire to Kent via Norfolk. Delightful and appreciative audiences and such a privilege to play in such beautiful surroundings.Our highlights of our trip: Lots of tea, cake and scones. All of our concert organisers provided us with such kind hospitality. Marvellous cakes at Howden Minster and a very…