I am currently studying for a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, under Sian Edwards.
My journey began, however, as an undergraduate Organ Scholar who longed to descend from the loft, and try my hand at leading the choir! My draw to conducting has always been fuelled by a love of people, and a desire to understand how music fits into their lives.
During the spring of my first year at university, I won the Conducting Scholarship of Schola Cantorum, the university's premier chamber choir. This gave me the confidence to explore instrumental conducting, and I went on to be appointed Principal Conductor of the Oxford University Philharmonia and MD of the Oxford Contemporary Opera Society. The latter saw me conduct the UK premiere of Gavin Bryars' chamber opera Marilyn Forever.
Upon graduating, I was fortunate enough to spend a year working at Charterhouse School. There, I MD’d their production of Schönberg’s Les Miserables — I’m especially passionate about working with young people, across all musical genres.
More recently, I was invited by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence to participate in the Young Women Opera Makers residency, as one of three female conductors.