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January 11, 2019

A viola concerto for Brett Douglas Deubner

Recently I had the privilege of speaking to the brilliant violist Brett Douglas Deubner. We spoke at length about his wonderful playing, music and my compositional […]
December 23, 2018

Orpheus

Like most composers, my inspiration comes from multiple sources. Shostakovich’s  2nd movement of his 8th String quartet remains one of my favourite String Quartet pieces of […]
December 11, 2018

Vespasian and the II Augusta

Inspired by the fantastic Vespasian series of books, written by the novelist Robert Fabbri, this piece commemorates the invasion of Britain in 43AD. The Second Augusta […]
November 17, 2018

An aria for Ayesha

About 5 years ago, I decided to compose a piece for my eldest daughter, Ayesha, for her wedding day, so that we could play the music […]
November 2, 2018

We shall never forget them

It will soon be remembrance day. So many of our soldiers have lost their lives in service of Queen and country, leaving behind grieving families. An […]
September 25, 2018

Inspiration for my Dies Irae

Last week on the 21st of September, at the International Composers Festival, my Dies Irae for solo Soprano, sung by the wonderful Katerina Mina and full […]