Like so many performing artists, I am looking forward to getting back to work after so much was lost during 2020 and 2021 to COVID. The past 23 months have been hard on us all, but I hope to welcome you back - both musically and personally - to live events as concert diaries start to refill. Thank you for your patiences with my events page as we all wait for 2022/23 plans to settle into place.
For now, I am delighted to be back with old friends at the London Firebird Orchestra to open the 2022 season. We’re working hard on 2023, including further concerts at our home in Hanover Square, our Young Composers Competition, and a tour date to Oxford. Watch this space.
Originally from Sydney, over the last ten years I’ve worked with orchestras and opera companies in the UK and Australia conducting everything from cornerstones of the symphonic repertoire by Haydn, Brahms and Elgar, to my own arrangement of Wagner’s Parsifal, to premiers of music of today.
I am Principal Guest Conductor of the London Firebird Orchestra. Recent highlights with Firebird include collaborations with Raphael Wallfisch, Yury Revich, and George Harliono. I have also enjoyed repeat projects with the City of Southampton Orchestra, Cheltenham Festival and the Oxford University Sinfonietta. Before moving to the UK I was Associate Conductor of Sydney Youth Orchestra, conducting a broad range of repertoire both at home and on tour.
I am Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Fulham Opera, where I have conducted Simon Boccanegra, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Carlo and Falstaff, amongst other fantastic scores. I’ve enjoyed wonderful productions with Ormond Opera (Madama Butterfly, Carmen), Elemental Opera (Parsifal), as well as performance workshops with South London Opera (Peter Grimes, Samson and Dalilah, Billy Budd).
Having originally studied composition (alongside conducting) at the University of Sydney, I have a particular focus on performing new music and working with contemporary composers, from workshops and performances with the Dr. K Sextet at Cheltenham, to the Firebird Young Composer Award. This year I will also be returning for a fourth year to Middlesex University in workshops and performances with student composers and instrumental soloists.
I’ve recently moved to Manchester with my wife and son, after several years in London, though I am regularly back down south for projects and - after COVID - reconnecting with people. Please get in touch with me via the website if you have anything you’d like to discuss.