Biography


Musical Background


IMG_5111_1_brighterFrom a very early age, I was exposed to a vast range of music. I began learning the piano at the age of five, became a chorister at Guildford Cathedral at the age of seven, and started to play the French horn in the same year. Now 22, I have a Diploma on the French horn (Distinction) and Grade 8 Piano (Distinction). I was also member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, during which I had the opportunity to play under some of the greatest conductors in the business and perform at many of the UK's leading venues and concert series, such as the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2016, I graduated from the University of York with First Class Honours (with Distinction) in Music. In my final year there, I began my first major project with film director and conservationist, Andy Clark - a nature documentary entitled The Evolution of Madagascar, the soundtrack to which is available here. The film has since been recognised in the Official Selection for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, hosted in New York in October 2016, where it won 'Best Student Film'. Since then, I have worked on several projects, from trailers to shorts, as well as animations and documentaries.


Composing & Recording


Evolution of Madagascar Recording SessionI use some of the best sample libraries on the market, including products from Spitfire Audio, EastWest and Orchestral Tools, allowing me opportunity to provide directors with the latest versions of cues as the project is evolving.

With access to an industry-standard recording studio housing a large SSL Duality console in York for any live recordings as necessary, and with a plethora of talented musicians available, pretty much anything is possible!

 


Sound Design & Sound Editing


I have several credits to my name for my post-production sound design and editing work. I have experience of location sound restoration, including removing intrusive wind noise, unwanted thumps and clicks, as well as recording, editing and synchronising Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) to replace unsalvageable audio.