The Prakticello!

I’m very excited to have received my beautiful Prakticello all the way from Philadelphia thanks to Jerry deGroot! It is absolutely stunning and has a lovely warm sound- a pleasure to play. It has already come with me to Morocco in July and Cornwall in August as hand luggage in plane!

Reflecting on 2015!

2015 was an incredible year. I was extremely lucky to have so many great opportunities to play and record with some talented artists. I want to share with you some of the highlights!

In April I had the pleasure of performing Lalo’s Cello Concerto with the brilliant Siegfried Camerata in Blackheath Halls.(See Videos and Audio)

In June I performed at a sold out show at Wembley Arena with The Grand Philharmonic Orchestra to accompany Indian Bollywood Playback Singer, Arijit Singh; it was epic!

In June I performed Roger O’Donnell’s new album for Four Cellos and Piano ‘Love and Other Tragedies’ in London. It was an incredible experience, and playing with cellists Alisa Liubarskaya, Francesca Ter-Berg and Lucy Rail was awesome.

Also in June I worked with the stunning voice of Elise Yuill, and beautiful sound of Nadine Nagen on violin to create a set of acoustic folk for two sets we performed at Glastonbury Festival in the Green Futures area, thank you Elise and Nadine.

In July I performed Schubert’s Quintet in C for the first time at St Mary’s Perivale, London, a stunning tiny church, and brilliant venue for chamber music. This was a particularly special concert, as I performed with my teacher Richard Markson and his wife Mayumi Fujikawa for the first time. As well as the brilliant Robin Wedderburn and Yukha Nagai!

In November I flew to Udaipur, India with the Grand Philharmonic Orchestra to perform on anIsland, at an epic event; I think I was dreaming!

With the Engines Orchestra I performed at Scarborough Jazz Festival and recorded Femi Temowo’s album ‘Music Is the Feeling’ which will be out soon!

I am very much looking forward to see what 2016 brings!!!