Biography & Publications

Besides my research, I also play the violin and piano and enjoy choral singing. I have long been interested in genealogy and local history, which led me to research my family history. Other enthusiasms include photography, the novels of Thomas Hardy and swimming. My training in musicology is given below.



Royal Holloway, University of London
PhD on aspects of rhetoric in the violin music of Heinrich Biber


Royal Holloway, University of London
MMus in Historical Musicology (with Distinction)


University of Surrey, Guildford
BMus (Hons) First-class honours

Prizes and Awards


Awarded studentship from Arts and Humanities Reserach Board of the British Academy


Prize for best final-year undergraduate dissertation

Publications and Theses


Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Missa Christi resurgentis, 'Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era' 107 (AR-Editions: Madison, USA)


'Biber in Bury St Edmunds' [Concert Review], Early Music Review 62 (2000), p.17


'Heinrich Biber's Missa Christi resurgentis: A Historical-Critical Edition' (MMus Diss., Royal Holloway, U. of London)


Record Review of Biber's Missa Salisburgensis, Early Music Review 44 (1998), p.21


'Violin Music from Kroměříž', Early Music 36/2 (1998), pp.345-347


'Heinrich Biber: Solving the Mysteries?' Early Music Review 28 (1997), pp.8-9


Introduction to facsimile of Biber's Mystery Sonatas (King's Music, 1997)


'Heinrich Biber's Mystery Sonatas: Style, Function and Meaning', (BMus Diss., U of Surrey)