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Royal Collage of Music in London
Considered one of Britain's finest and most versatile alto viola players. He also worked in the London Symphony Orchestra before becoming leader of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden viola group in 2000.
As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras from Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Argentina and the United States. As a viola group leader, he has performed with many orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Sir Georg Solti. His interest in chamber music has led him to work with a variety of chamber ensembles, including Camerata Lysy Gstaad, London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, Razumovsky Ensemble, Russian Chamber Orchestra of London and Soloists of the Royal Opera House. He is professor of viola at the Royal College of Music in London.