curriculum vitae


City of Newport Symphony Orchestra - 2018 - present

Volunteering at present to lead the orchestra and help the conductor Sean O’Neill to improve and inspire the local musicians.

Private violin lessons

Newport Violin Studio - 2013 - present

Teaching studio in Newport, Wales.  Previously taught privately from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.


Mount Royal Music Academy - 2008 - 09

Taught private lessons to students of varying ages and abilities at the Mount Royal Music Academy

Little String School, Brantford, Ontario - 1993 - 2002

Private lessons to over 50 students inclluding assisting at the Little String School, Brantford Ontario.

Suzuki Institute of Montreal - 1998

Assisted Marcel Saint-Cyr coaching young musicians in chamber ensembles at the Suzuki Institute of Montreal.

Solo Concerto Performances

The Lark Ascending

City of Newport Symphony Orchestra - April 2019

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Bournemouth Philharmonic Society - July 2014
Shaftesbury Symphony - July 2013

Sibelius Concerto
McGill University Concerto competition - February 2002

Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Brantford Symphony Orchestra - November 1994

Chamber Music

Duo with pianist Colin Howard - 2013-present
concerts including Holborne museum, Bath (Lutoslawski Partita, Debussy Sonatas),
Sarum College, Salisbury (Elgar Sonata, Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Bach Sonata no 3),

Downside School, Fontmell Magma concert series (Bach Sonata no 1, Mozart Sonata no.5, Part Fratres,
Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces, Tavener Fragment for A Virgin)

Duo with Pianist Maxwell Steer - 2012 - 2013
Concerts at Savile Club, Mayfair, London, Holburne Museum, Bath, Nadder Hall, Tisbury, Salisbury

I Musici De Montreal - 2002 - 2005
Violinist with Montreal's chamber ensemble under the direction of Yuli Turovsky. Toured, recorded,
performed over 100 concerts per year

Path String Quartet - 2002
lead violin in quartet tour of southern Ontario and performed at Scotiafest in Halifax and Domaine
Forget, Quebec

Haydn's 7 Last Words From the Cross - 2002
led quartet in performance of Haydn's famous quartet with Alison Mah Pay, Jasmine Schnarr and
Catherine Perron

McGill Chamber Players - 2001
1st violin in sextet. Toured Scotland featuring Schoenberg's Verklaerte Nacht


St Woolos Sinfonia, Newport - 2019 - present 


Bath Philharmonia - 2015 - present
regular member of first violin section

Bristol Ensemble - 2015 - present
regularly perform with the orchestra

Westminster Cathedral Orchestra, London - 2016-2019
regularly perform with the renowned Cathedral Choir for their Christmas Celebrations and other
concerts including Mozart’s Requiem under conductor Martin Baker

I Musici De Montreal - 2002 - 2005
Violinist with Montreal's chamber ensemble under the direction of Yuli Turovsky. Toured, recorded,
performed over 100 concerts per year

McGill Contemporary Ensemble - 2000 - 2002
lead violinist under Denys Bouliane and Walter Boudreau

Montreal Symphony Orchestra - 2001
section violinist during the Lanaudière festival under Charles Dutoit

Les Jeunnes Virtuoses - 2001
principal 2nd violin under Alexander and Dennis Brott

McGill Symphony Orchestra 2000
concert-mistress under Iwen Edwards

McGill Baroque Orchestra - 1999 - 2000
principal 2nd violin under Olivier Brault

Orchestre Baroque de Montreal  - 2000


McGill University - 2000-2002
Artist Diploma under Yehonatan Berick, soloist and professor at University of Ottawa

Domaine Forget International Academy - 2001
studied chamber music with Douglas McNabney and Richard Lester

SOCMI - 1999
studied chamber music with members of the Orford, St.Lawrence, and Penderecki quartets

McGill University - 1996-2000
Bachelor degree with High Distinction in violin performance under Richard Roberts, concertmaster
of the McGill Symphony Orchestra and with renowned soloist Yehonatan Berick

University of Guelph - 1995-1996
studied with Jaques Israelivitch, former concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Institute of Music - 1992-1995
studied with David Russell and David Updegraff in the preparatory program

Encore School For Strings - 1991, 1994
studied with David Russell and David Updegraff