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I am a Junior Fellow in the Keyboard department at Guildhall, where I continue to study the piano with Caroline Palmer. I completed a Master's in Piano Accompaniment at Guildhall in July 2023, and now work as a freelance pianist, organist and composer in London. I was the Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, where I read Music, graduating with a First. I toured and broadcast regularly, and my third CD with the choir, Deo, was awarded BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Choral Disc of the Year’ award. Following my Undergraduate studies, I was awarded funding by St John’s to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Policy, and then spent a further year as an exchange student at the University of Heidelberg.
Whilst studying for my Master’s, I wrote Talking Through Trees, which was published in 2017 by the Old Stile Press, with 35 woodcuts by Angela Lemaire. From 2018-2021, I was Head of Music at Atlantic College, where I oversaw a major refurbishment of the music buildings, and steered the department through the pandemic. I am committed to music education and outreach, and I work as organist at St John the Divine, Kennington, where I assist with the church's renowned youth programme.
In my first year at Guildhall, I founded Pipit, a company which exists to bring song recitals back into people’s homes. I compose for singers and choirs, and try to include a new work in every concert I perform. I have premiered works written for me by Michael Finnissy, Nico Muhly, Francis Pott, Daniel Saleeb and Alex Groves, and my own work, It is Here, from my cycle Songs for A won first prize at the inaugural UK songSLAM. I have appeared as Benjamin Britten at the Royal Opera House in a newly-commissioned play, A Letter from Ben, and toured Europe in November 2022 as part of Open Your Eyes, an environmental song project curated by Iain Burnside. I was a Leeds Lieder Young Artist in June 2023, and I perform regularly on BBC Radio 3, most recently with Carolyn Sampson, Eldbjørg Hemsing and Esther Abrami.
Bio: About Me
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