I see myself as an enabler and a facilitator; someone who can convince, guide, educate and enlighten a musical ensemble to invest, trust and believe in me.
I think my role – which really is only actually needed when there are more musicians than could comfortably work as a chamber ensemble – is to passionately interpret the composer’s intentions by having a considered and researched view of the music, then organising and motivating the performers to achieve that.
use every rehearsal and performance as a learning experience
Who or what are the most significant influences on your musical life? In terms of significance, it has to be Benjamin Britten and also Bernard
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was brought up in a musical family – my father sang,