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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 5

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 […]
December 10, 2018

The ladder – new String Quartet composition

After 6 months of multiple ideas on how to proceed on a new pandiatonic piece, I settled on the opening motif for “The ladder”. The ladder […]
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 […]