I started playing the violin at the age of 8. I have always loved orchestral playing, and in my 20s did this professionally. I then retrained and became a doctor, returning to the violin as an amateur a few years ago.Favourite conductor – Bernard Haitink (who sadly passed in 2021)Favourite violinist – the young Maria Wloszczowska who we are so lucky to have had playing with us on two occasions with BHCOCareer highlight – Wagner’s Ring at the ROH under Haitink