About Me

I've been making reeds since I was 14. My reeds are supplied with Tony Millyard's instruments, and are stocked by the Early Music Shop.

If you have any particular requested send me a message and I'll let you know whether I can oblige. I'm happy to build reeds on different staples for example.

I fell in love with early music while studying modern oboe and recorder at the VCA (University of Melbourne), and won a scholarship to study baroque and classical oboe in the Netherlands with Frank de Bruine and Ku Ebbinge. I'm now based in London, playing with orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music (as principal and sub-principal), The Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort & Players and La Stagione Frankfurt.

I have recorded with the Academy of Ancient Music, Ex Cathedra and The Hanover Band; my operatic engagements include a stint at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Theatre and the Utrecht Festival.

I co-founded the ensemble Concentus VII, an ensemble which brings the cantatas and chamber music of the mid 18th century to new audiences, performing in pubs and cafes as well as more traditional concert venues.

I'm a specialist in 19th century performance practice and have performed many of the major romantic oratorio and orchestral works with orchestras in the UK and abroad.

I studied romantic oboe with Marcel Ponseele, topping her year at Philippe Herreweghe’s Abbaye aux Dames course. As a member of the Fourier Ensemble (a piano and wind group) I have performed music from Mozart to Poulenc on original instruments.

I have appeared with I Fagiolini and The City Musick, and taken part in in the West End transfer of the Globe’s production of Richard III, and in the National Theatre’s production of Everyman. I am a founding member of Blondel, and a member of the wind band Syrinx. Not to neglect contemporary music, I have performed new works for early winds with the German group Triskelion.