About

BIRTHDAY

11 April 2000

PLACE OF BIRTH

London, England, United Kingdom

PRONOUNS

they/them

STUFF I DO

Composer, arranger, singer, keyboardist, [clarinettist], conductor, aspiring wordsmith

CURRICULUM VITAE

2000

Born

2009

Beginning of existential dread

2014

A winner of Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition

Joins Britten Sinfonia Academy as clarinettist and (later) keyboardist and composer

A winner of Aldeburgh Music Friday Afternoons Songwriting Competition

2015

Commissioned by the Kings Lynn Festival for Solem Quartet for a lunchtime Coffee Concert

2016

A winner of BBC Proms Inspire Composition Competition – is commissioned to write a piece for BBC Radio 3 and the NYCGB Fellowship Octet

Joins National Youth Orchestra as composer

2017

Premiere of commissioned piece from BBC for NYCGB Fellowship Octet at the Wellcome Collection – broadcast on BBCR3

2018

Accepts job as Choirmaster of St Mark’s English Church, Florence – begins in September of that year

2019

Begins studying Music at Trinity College, Cambridge.

FAVOURITE COLOUR

teal

FAVOURITE FRUIT

pear

FAVOURITE PIECE OF MUSIC

Either Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony, or Beethoven’s A flat major Piano Sonata no. 12

INFLUENCES

Minimalism, post-minimalism and totalism; electronica; pop/rock/alternative (particularly emo)/some jazz; noise music; early music; Theatre of the Absurd; art film; most architecture and literature; linguistics; classics; my faith; lots of other things but I won’t bore you.

HEROES AND INSPIRATIONS

Harold Pinter; Nico Muhly; Frank Wedekind; Harmony Korine; Ludwig van Beethoven; Paul Klee; Vaslav Nijinsky; William Blake; twenty øne piløts; Mauricio Kagel; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw; lots of other people but I won’t bore you

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS

Please ask me 🙂