Studied at Chethams School of Music 1984−1994. Studied the violin with Richard Deakin and viola with Vicci Wardman. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the violin with Eric Gruenberg and the viola with Martin Outram and Paul Silverthorne. Studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Lars Anders Tomter.
Britten Lachrymae with Camerata Nordica, BBC Proms. Walton concerto with Oslo Phil/Alsop. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Tønnesen. Sinfonia Concertante with Oslo Phil/Nilsson/Previn. Sinfonia Concertante with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra/Bjørå/Bergby. Viola Viola, BBC Pre Prom performance (with Juliet Jopling). Ness Gust (with Dan Styffe).