3rd Cheltenham Composer Academy
Friday 8th May 2015

Just been selected, along with 11 other composers, to partake in the Cheltenham Composer Academy this summer. I’ll be working with BBC New Generation artist Trish Clowes and her Emulsion Quartet, devising a new piece for Saxophone, oboe, violin and double bass. The piece, I think, will be called SWITCH.

International YCM 2015 Prize
Sunday 1st March 2015

Pleased to report I won second prize at the 21st International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands! The prize is a commission from the Dutch National Youth Orchestra (NJO) Summer Academy 2016.

[photos: Marije van den Berg]

LPO Young Composers
Friday 13th February 2015

LPO Young Composers hanging out… The premiere of our new orchestral pieces will take place on 10th June at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Come and support!



Stoop Quintet in London Jazz Festival
Monday 8th December 2014

“Introduced as the ‘passionate and unpredictable’ group from the University of York, this was actually (unlike much jazz promo) a fabulously accurate description.”



Read more about Stoop Quintet’s LJF premiere in these two reviews: here and … here


International Young Composers’ Meeting 2015
Friday 28th November 2014

Just selected for the YCM (Young Composers Meeting) in the Netherlands. Writnig for Orkest de Ereprijs! More about the competition here.


Young Composer article by ‘Making Music’
Sunday 7th September 2014

Sue Hoggett of ‘Making Music’ has written about my involvement in the LPO Young Composers Scheme. You can read the article here.