Position: Principal Oboe
What year did you join the LMP?
At what age did you start playing?
Apart from the London Mozart Players, what other musical activities are you involved in?
London Sinfonietta, English National Ballet, Nash Ensemble, London Winds.
What do you love about your instrument and why?
The sound, which in its expressiveness approaches that of the human voice.
Which player of your instrument do you most admire and why?
Heinz Holliger, for raising the standard so high.
What is your favourite piece of music and why?
Any late Beethoven, because it is transcendental.
What other types of music do you listen to?
Very little – occasionally Joni Mitchell!
How do you spend your spare time, if you have any?
Digging the allotment.