Welcome to my website!
I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.
The next MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE concert is on
Wednesday March 20th 7.30pm at
St. Michael & All Angels, Northcote Rd. E17 6PQ
Please note that Music in the Village concerts will take place at St. Michael & All Angels on Wednesdays nights until further notice.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.
On my 'LECTURES' page you can find a concise note for composers who are writing new music for old instruments.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
For St James' Baroque I play violone and violone grosso, and sometimes large bass violin.
Here are London Viols, a group I decided to start in 2016, rehearsing at St. Michael and All Angels in Walthamstow, London E17.
The Swedish nyckelharpa is my latest passion! If it didn't already exist, we would have to invent it.
For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert. In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage St. James' Baroque and ended up running it ever since. Be careful what you volunteer for!
I recently made an edition of Carissimi's Jepthte from the score Marc-Antoine Charpentier copied out, presumably when he was studying with Carissimi around 1677. Most editions are an amalgam of available sources but Charpentier's score seems worthy of performance in its own right.
I will upload it to IMSLP soon but you can find the score on my lectures page. Bigger job that I had in mind when I started it!
St. James' Baroque are teaming up with Amici Voices to repeat our lovely Buxtehude programme 6.30pm on March 17th, St. John's, Harpenden.
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet are coming to play two of the great quartets - Schubert's G major D.887 and Beethoven's Opus 131 in C# minor .