Biography

I was awarded a scholarship to study at The Royal Academy of Music.

I was also a major prize-winner in the English Song Award at The Brighton Festival. (The money from which bought me a car and a computer.) I still love English Song and believe that the best examples rank alongside the great Lieder and Mélodies.

Recitals and Concerts in London include:

  The Royal Albert Hall
The Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Purcell Room
St. John's Smith Square
The National Portrait Gallery
as well as :
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
The National Arts Club, New York

Oratorio and concert appearances at major British Festivals include:

  Bath
Buxton
King's Lynn
Nottingham
Ryedale
Thaxted

Operatic Rôles include:
  Papageno (Die Zauberflote)
Dandini (La Cenerentola)
Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Escamillo and Dancairo (Carmen)
Schaunard (La Bohème)
Leporello and Masetto (Don Giovanni)
Sharpless (Madame Butterfly)
Balstrode (Peter Grimes)
Yevgeny Onegin
Rigoletto

Companies include:

  Welsh National Opera
English National Opera
The Royal Opera
Opera 80
Regency Opera
Court Opera
Opéra de Nantes
Opéra de Caen

I have also enjoyed the unique pleasure of sharing the platform alone with Lesley Garrett in an Opera Gala before twelve thousand adoring fans!.