In 1992 I spent 3 days at Abbey Road with John Barry where he was recording his score for Chaplin with the ECO. It was a life changing experience because I saw in him and in those film sessions everything I wanted in my life. At that time I couldn’t have been further from it.
10 years later, in 2002 I found myself in that same room standing in front of an orchestra I was about to conduct performing a score I had written for the film Madre Teresa. It was an extraordinary moment of reflection and disbelief.
Although I had a valuable classical music education studying piano, organ, choir and later conducting, I had always loved film music and found I had an ability to feel and write dramatic music, melodic, thematic, motivic. Since then I have scored over 40 films, worked on some incredible projects with artists, musicians, music producers, directors in film and TV, where I have had the chance to write, arrange, perform and conduct orchestras in London and Europe doing something that I love.