Working with composer Andrew Lovett in July 2012, creating samples and tracks
for his film score for Crossing Points.
Andrew Lovett Unknown Terrors 2000 cello, keyboards, electronics commissioned by Sonic Arts Network with funding from ACE.
Matthew Adkins Quietness Drowning 1997 cello and electronics
Michael Rosas Cobian Soliloqueando 1997 cello and electronics, with funding from the Eastern Arts Board
Michael Clarke Confluence 1995 cello and keyboards, with funding from the Arts Council of Great Britain
Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso Entangled Lattitudes 1993 cello and electronics (prize winner, Russolo international composition competition)
Gabriel Ortiz Things Like That Happen 1994 cello and electronics
Alistair MacDonald Brittle for cello, piano and tape*+
John Buller Scribenery 1974 for solo cello, with funding from the Welsh Arts Council
Richard Rodney Bennett Scena II 1974 for solo cello, with funding from the Welsh Arts Council
Pascale Criton Bifurcations+* cello, piano and electronics 1995
Jonathan Harvey Three Sketches* solo cello 1993
For full details of all contemporary, and other, music performed in concerts and broadcasts: see Repertoire section
Xenakis Medea Hyperion CDA66980 1997
James Wood Two Men Meet… NMC D044 1995 and 1997
Rodrigo Velloso Entangled Latitudes XVIIo Concorso Internationale -Luigi Russolo -Di Musica Electroacoustica 1994
Alejandro Viñao Triple Concerto WERGO WER 2019-50 1990
Interfusion, the ensemble I founded in 1996. Cello, piano/keyboards and electronics with Clive Williamson (piano and keyboards) and sound diffusion musicians. Commissions (see above), concerts, tours, broadcasts, in the UK, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and in Europe, including the Netherlands and Germany.
Sonic Arts Network UK tour 2000, live BBC recording. Programme centred round two major commissions for pieces by Mathew Adkins and Andrew Lovett
Purcell Room 1993 recital of music for cello and piano, with Philip Mead (piano)and Denis Smalley (sound diffusion).
London Sinfonietta 1987-1997, concerts, broadcasts, opera at Glyndebourne, tours in UK and Europe.
Alejandro Viñao's Triple Concerto with Philip Mead (piano), Kate Lukas (flutes) and the composer, at Contemporary Music Festival, Bergen, and ISCM World Music Days, Oslo.
Gemini, Almeida Ensemble, Music Projects, London. Concerts, broadcasts.
Glyndebourne, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment cond. Simon Rattle 1989 Marriage of Figaro
Glyndebourne touring opera 1986-9
Professional Development department ABRSM 1997-2011. Mentor for CTABRSM and TME courses in the UK and Hong Kong.
Mexico State University 2004 - at Mexico State University to foster interest in contemporary music for cello with and without electronics: recital, as wide ranging as I could make it, combined with equally comprehensive lecture demonstration and a week of workshops and masterclasses with students in the cello department.
Morley College 1997-2000. Classes (quite large and really good fun!) for adult cello beginners and intermediate players.
East London Late Starters' Orchestra, summer schools 2001/2002.
Alejandro Viñao Triple Concerto for piano, flute, cello and electronics, with Philip Mead (piano), and Kate Lukas (flute)
London Sinfonietta: Stravinsky The Rake's Progress and concerts at Teatro Reale and La Scala, Milan.
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, for a number of years as principal cellist
Cello Orchestra Days and Cello Ensemble Days for children and adults.
Brighton Youth Orchestra: coaching cellos for ten years
ERMA Junior Orchestral Course: coaching cellos for ten years
A chance to arrange a large quantity of music for cello ensembles (four to six cellos) and cello orchestra, while recuperating after a major operation for breast cancer in 1982: music from medieval times to the present day and with standards from beginner to advanced, as well as mixed ability arrangements. This has been a massively valuable resource in my teaching ever since, so it just goes to show … seize the moment! (Further augmented for Morley College classes in London 1997-2000).
Full-time post as resident cellist in the university piano trio:
Commissions by UCNW with funding from the Welsh Arts Council, for works for solo cello (1974): Scribenery John Buller and Scena II Richard Rodney Bennett
Contemporary Music Group with students, directed by Jeff Lewis - a musical milestone for me.
Cello and piano duo with Ann Rees 1973-75, performing for Music Clubs in Wales and recording for BBC Wales.
Adult extra-mural department: coaching, occasionally conducting, string orchestra.
Private teaching: children and adults of all standards.
Unicorn Opera Group, Abingdon (cello continuo for 10 Handel operas, initially as a student) 1966-1975. Over this time the orchestra changed, step by step, from modern to period instruments and an increasingly historically informed style of playing.