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CV

Education

ACCESS TO MUSIC COURSE, CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY

September 2012 - June 2013

​Passed

  • Achieved ABRSM grade-five theory

  • Performance, composition, history, harmony.

  • Completion of course granted me access to degree programme.

BMUS, CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY

September 2014 - May 2017

First-class honours

  • Focus on composition.

  • Composition tutors Dr. Lauren Redhead, Dr. Panos Ghikas, Professor Matt Wright, and Dr. Alistair Zaldua.

  • Studied piano under John Hursey and Sam Bailey.

  • Performed in Contemporary Music Ensemble, Music Society Orchestra, and Scratch Orchestra

MMUS COMPOSITION, GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

September 2018 - September 2020

Distinction

  • Studied composition under Roger Redgate and Jeremy Peyton Jones.

  • Took modules on contemporary music analysis and contemporary music practices and debates under Dr. Stephen Graham and Professor Keith Potter.

  • Areas of focus included New Complexity, French Spectralism, liminality, Elliott Carter, and postmodern theory.

  • Work featured in the 2020 online PureGold Festival.

Experience

PIANO

Ongoing

  • Studied piano variously under Dr. Stamatia Statherou, Dr. Sam Bailey, and Professor John Hursey.

  • Self-funded ABRSM exams up to grade five (achieved distinction in 2016), but have lacked financial means to pursue further examinations.

  • As an undergraduate I was a pianist in various ensembles listed above.

  • I currently write, perform, and record my own piano compositions.

  • Performed as a restaurant pianist at a venue in Canterbury.

  • Ragtime holds particular appeal to me, as does the toccata idiom.

MAXWELL DAVIES MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR COMPOSITION

October 2017

LONDON SINFONIETTA

July 2021

  • Via a recommendation from Paul Clark of the Clod Ensemble, I was given the opportunity to attend rehearsals for Laura Bowler's Houses Slide, performed at the Southbank Centre in July 2021, and the Musicians of Tomorrow concert held at Cecil Sharp House in the same month.

  • I used the opportunity to make connections and obtain feedback on the works I had in progress at the time.

LSO Soundhub

2023–2024

Research interests

POLYTEMPORALITY

LIMINALITY

STOCHASTIC TECHNIQUES

JOSEF HAUER

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