Welcome to my website! I am a multi-instrumentalist and published musicologist who loves above all to share my enthusiasm for Early Music. From a young age I had the good fortune to see how historically informed performance could really bring early music to life, whether it was Praetorius played on crumhorns or Bach played on a Baroque violin.
As a recorder player and violinist I have a wealth of repertoire from the 15th- to the 18th-centuries to explore and enjoy. A few years ago I fell in love with French Baroque repertoire, and so I set about learning a French instrument whose (short) history somehow represents the precarious glittery allure of life in France at the time of Louis XIV. Probably heard in Versailles’ famous hall of mirrors, this is of course the Musette.
Performer • Educator • Facilitator
I am a performer and musicologist, which means that my working life is enjoyably diverse. One week I might be playing concertos somewhere in Europe, the next might be spent leading workshops in a primary school and sifting through archives in preparation for a conference paper. I find that this mixture of activities really keeps me both informed and enthusiastic about the power of music in everyday life.