American by birth, I’ve lived in the UK for over twenty years and now am a dual-national. I’m proud of my American heritage and roots – it has been a real privilege to champion American classical music by recording the complete works of Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, James Hewitt and Benjamin Carr.
My doctoral research was on Albanian piano music – yes, there is a great repertoire from this small country! You will find further information on my two discs of these fantastic pieces on the Albania Project page.
I started out on piano and recorder, then added clarinet, organ and harpsichord, with a smattering of flute, oboe and trombone thrown in! One of my mentors once told me, ‘You’re a musician first and a pianist second’ which I took as a huge compliment. Being a well-rounded musician and knowing the broader classical repertoire is something I bring into my piano and composition work.
I hope you enjoy exploring my website. You will find links to listen to my compositions on SoundCloud and YouTube, and information on the 20+ solo discs I’ve recorded via the Recordings page or the individual Projects pages. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and let me know what pieces you enjoy and what you’d like more of!
Here are two formal biographies for use in programs and the press, and for you to read if you would like to find out more about me.