I absolutely love ensemble playing and collaborating with other artists. Finding a true musical connection is so energizing and rewarding. 

Whilst I’ve currently spent time in recent collaboration with Stuart Ansell, there are many highlights to the concerts, workshops and courses I’ve presented in previous years.

previous collaborations
Stuart Ansell

Initially picking up the guitar aged 8 and spending his formative years bouncing around his bedroom pretending to be Pete Townshend, Stuart began performing live at the age of 14.  

He has toured the world with such luminaries as Rose Royce, Shalamar, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Odyssey, Boney M, The Drifters and many others. 

He has been the guitarist for 70’s hit recording artists “The Real Thing” for 24 years, which Stuart adds, “says something about both the longevity of the band and his propensity for not getting fired.” He can be heard with them on both CD and DVD “Live at the Liverpool Philharmonic 2013”. 

Previous Collaborations

Some of my favourites include:

Co-hosting an annual residential flute and guitar course at Bloxham, Oxfordshire, (2001-2006) with Julie Wright and Atarah Ben Tovim, MBE.

Co-hosting residential flute and guitar courses with Julie Wright in Dordogne, France, The Algarve, Portugal and Marrakech, Morocco.

1999-2014 Placement on the professional development panel for the ABRSM. A great, stimulating, educational time working alongside other exceptional musicians.

Helen Baker, flute and guitar duo, Silverwood. Performances at The London Hilton, Portland Place, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum, University College London, Epsom Playhouse, Artists in Residence for the Kent County Council Guitar Festival.

Robert Bishop violinist, former sub principal violinist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, violin and guitar duo. Concerts including the Guitar Society at Brentwood.

Cheryl Pickering, mezzo-soprano and guitar, performance at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Guitar duos – various, including duo with Richard Chapman. Venues include the Great Conservatory, Syon Park, Wandsworth Arts Festival.

String 22 (Quartet of two guitars, one bass guitar and one violin), performed in venues such as the London Museum (filmed by Greek Cypriot television) Southwark Cathedral and The Old Operating Theatre.

Performances with: The Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, St Jude-on-the-Hill, and the Westminster Symphony Orchestra, St John’s Smith Square.