Freelance Cellist, Pianist and Singer-Songwriter based in London; trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and University of Oxford. Scholarships include being selected as a Britten Pears Young Artist 2019, Countess of Munster Award, Oxford University Instrumental Award, Ruth Waddell Prize for string players, Guildhall School of Music and Drama scholarship.
Loves to collaborate with artists from many genres including contemporary classical, new music, jazz, free improvisation and electronic/dance music.
Live broadcasts and radio airplay on BBC Radio 3-The Late Junction, Jazz on 3, BBC Radio 6, Jazz FM and BBC Radio 4.
Principal cellist with contemporary jazz/crossover ensembles 'Engine's Orchestra' and 'The Dissolute Society'. Recent and current collaborations include working with acclaimed jazz vocalist Fini Bearman on her new material; string duos and Quartet with violinists and composers Sophie Cameron and Naomi Burrell, and violist Alison de Souza; live album with Lisa Hannigan and stargaze ensemble, solo improvised cello on electronic producer DJRUM's latest album 'Portrait with Firewood' for R and S records, which is currently touring Europe.
Collaborated with a wide range of performer-composers including Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer, LIsa Hannigan, Shruti Haasan, Stef Conner, MOBO nominated jazz guitarist Femi Temowo, Phronesis, Juice Vocal Ensemble, Talvin Singh, Parcels, Blossoms, Charlotte Church.
Has performed newly commissioned solo cello and chamber works by award-winning contemporary classical composers Deborah Pritchard, Samantha Fernando, Dave Maric, Samuel Bordoli and Elspeth Brooke.
Has collaborated with choreographers, film makers and artists of various genres, including Tavaziva Dance, Watkins Dance, Sarah Kristiansen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Chisenhale Dance, film makers Oliver Guy Watkins, Tim Porter and Film/TV soundtrack composers Roly Witherow and Sarah Warne.
Pop recording sessions and gigs include: Labrinth, Mercury Nominated band Blossoms, Charlotte Church, Charles Howl Band, Parcels, Josef Salvat
Debut EP of original songs for cello, voice and percussion: "Eros and Thanatos", described as 'beguiling...full of great depth, power and integrity' (The Progressive Aspect) available to buy on Bandcamp:
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