Contact me directly
You can email me using the form on the right. Sorry if I don’t have time to reply, but I do read everything personally, every day. I greatly appreciate your feedback!
Contact my business team (concert bookings, live events, strange requests, etc.)
SDH Music Management (dir. Maria Thomas)
Mail: Box 225, 34 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RH, ENGLAND
Phone: +44 20 7060 0607
I have an outstanding team of people working with me across a wide range of projects, and they can help with any of the below. We only take on a limited amount of work but it all comes with my personal seal of approval, so that you can be completely confident about quality!
Session Violin (me! have worked on a number of films, albums etc.)
Session Strings (heard on BBC, EMI, Virgin, The Corrs, The Kooks, Massive Attack, film soundtracks)
Concertmaster / Orchestra Leader – I take on a limited number of concertmaster projects each season
Record Consulting (inc. album concepts & production for major label releases and indie)
Musicians for Events (corporate, private etc. – UK string quartets in particular)
Event/Recording Management & Production (mostly our own projects)
Concerts, Recordings & Commissions
I use my wooden box to record and to perform live.
If your vision fits with mine (below), let’s talk!
Guiding principle: Traditional Values, Contemporary Context.
Genres: Classical & Contemporary. The Virtuoso tradition (Paganini through Kreisler and beyond). String Quartets. Violin Concertos. Collaborations with composers. All types of music for strings. Session strings (any genre). Mashups of all the above.
Music: Primarily my own projects, the majority of which are with FIFTH QUADRANT people. Also classical chamber music and a number of violin concertos + classic violin-orientated recital programs.
I can talk for hours about why the Second Viennese School was the musical equivalent of Lehman Brothers, so it won’t surprise you that I mostly perform music that has tunes.
People: I’m mostly working with my group FIFTH QUADRANT right now. Collaborators in 2010-2011 include Daniel Swain & Drew Balch of 5Q, plus Al Kamandjati & Peter Sulski, Dal’Ouna, Antony Pitts & Tonus Peregrinus, Harmony Sinfonia, and more to be announced…
Venues: Concert Hall, nightclub, radio/tv studio, outdoor festival stage, boat, recording studio, cathedral, hospital, investment bank, royal palace, prison, embassy, special school, tent, field, refugee camp, hotel etc.
Venues to do: underwater, on the moon, in the air. (if you can help with these, let me know! I’m quite serious)
Recordings: I have worked on several film scores and for several major non-classical artists (Massive Attack, Elton John, The Kooks, Andrea Corr, etc.). I have a top quality network of professional wooden box scrapers and soundwave tweakers in London who can be assembled at the studio of your choice. It’s a funny way to earn a living but we’re very good at it.
Education: Our global future is defined by our education systems. I’ve created literally hundreds of education events for adults and children of all levels of ability and disability. When time permits, I am always delighted to do this. I also got so frustrated with the way the violin is usually taught that I started a school in order to tackle the problem. Teaching is one of the most fascinating things.
Ancilliary: I also write, speak, broadcast, direct and produce with a conviction that belies my experience…