My predominant interest is music – classical music in particular – and musicians. But I’m not a critic – I don’t write reviews of concerts or recordings.
Most of my writing is for Classical Music magazine. I’ve interviewed composers like Steve Reich, Brett Dean, Harrison Birtwistle; performers like Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Kyung Wha Chung, Truls Mørk, Richard Tognetti and Vladimir Jurowski; I’ve profiled groups such as Aurora Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis, the English Symphony Orchestra and the Aldeburgh World Orchestra. And I’ve had articles on a range of subjects published by the Guardian and magazines such as The Strad, Music Teacher and Early Music Today.
Articles for the Guardian
Opinion pieces for the Strad
Articles for Classical Music magazine
Reproduced with permission of Rhinegold Publishing
Interview with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Interview with Richard Tognetti of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Tricycle Theatre chamber music series, directed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Steve Reich: WTC 9/11
I’ve also live blogged for the London Symphony Orchestra, covering the 2012 and 2014 LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competitions. You can read my reports here.
Other private work
I write various forms of copy including artist biographies, programme notes, CD liner notes, press releases, advertorial articles, website copy and musical lyrics. Also proofreading and subediting.