I am a composer, theatre director and workshop leader specialising in creating musical works for young people. Through my projects, I aim to offer young people opportunities to participate in
I enjoy collaborating with visual artists, choreographers and actors to create vibrant and ambitious new works ranging from song cycles inspired by the natural world to musicals rooted in folk tales and myths, and I work closely with schools and partner organisations to create experiences for children that enrich the curriculum through the arts.
My compositions and productions have been performed by young musicians across England. The song cycle, One Small Bird, co-composed with Jilly Jarman, was commissioned by Haringey and performed by 2,000 young singers and instrumentalists at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Haringey Schools Music Festival 2016. The second performance with North Lakes schools and the Cumbria youth orchestra took place in 2017, while a third performance is planned for the summer of 2019 involving South Lakeland primary schools and the Westmorland youth orchestra.
Other recent performances include Riversong at the Royal Festival Hall for Hounslow Schools Music Festival and The Wolf’s Footprint, a musical based on Susan Price’s book, created with Neil Paris of SMITH dancetheatre and performed by schools in Lambeth and Haringey.