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Dear Diary

Dear Diary, This has been a good month. Kicking off with a recording session for the music of the official boxing yoga instructional DVD really set the tone for the following few weeks. Can’t wait to see the final cut … Continue reading

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Park Quartet in Paris

Bonsoir mes amis! Je suis retourné de la France après un bon voyage avec mon quatuor à cordes. If you have French friends, make sure they don’t judge me too harshly for the above sentence. After a long hiatus in … Continue reading

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BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathway Scheme

Today I found out that I successfully auditioned for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathway Scheme, a project created thanks to the special relationship between the Royal College of Music and the orchestra, usually reserved for postgraduate students. I will have … Continue reading

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Hymn for Him

Here’s a Submotion Orchestra cover (excellent band – check out their début album). This is a wonderful tune featuring beautiful strings on the original. I made my best attempt at sub-bass on a violin – you’ll need more than your … Continue reading

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Lamberhurst

On Saturday, I was doing a gig with a group of RCM string players in the beautiful village of Lamberhurst in Kent. I thoroughly recommend a visit there if you’re nearby. It’s my end-of-year recital examination tomorrow, woe betide me. … Continue reading

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Orchestral time-lapse

Here’s a quick late-night post. I secretly filmed a couple of hours of my orchestra rehearsal today with the Royal College of Music’s Symphony Orchestra. Here are the resulting time-lapse movies:

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Dusapin rehearsals under way

I’m currently immersed in the music of Pascal Dusapin, the new composer-in-residence at the Royal College of Music. We’re performing an hour of his music next Thursday, under the direction of conductor Franck Ollu. The music is incredibly challenging, but … Continue reading

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Polaroid 85 supporting Hidden Orchestra

Today it has been confirmed that my band, Polaroid 85, will be supporting the mind-blowing Hidden Orchestra in London’s XOYO on May 6th! This is a dream come true. Hidden Orchestra has certainly been one of my favourite bands since … Continue reading

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