I reluctantly started cello lessons at the age of 10 when playing football had much greater appeal. I was given my current cello two years later when it was obtained by my father in exchange for a ten pound piano tuning job; sixty five years later it is still my my regular instrument. Performing with my father and two brothers became my introduction to Chamber music.
Following university, I became a secondary school teacher and after working in London, moved to Bristol in 1970. There I found a flourishing and vibrant musical community. I have been a regular member of BHCO since the very first concert in 1987.
Retirement allowed for extensive foreign travel, the time to enjoy our grandchildren and the chance to continue playing in the finest of amateur orchestras. Every BHCO performance presents us with a chance to learn with the most eminent conductors and soloists.