I am a UK – based violinist, academic, improviser and specialist in performance of repertoire for violin and electronics. Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Huddersfield, through my artistic research project “Theatre of Transformations” I am investigating the performative aspects of mixed music for violin and electronics.
Dedicated to establishing long-term collaborations and developing new works across different genres, I have presented numerous premieres across Europe and North America and appeared in various settings at festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary, Borealis, Gaudeamus, Chicago New Music, Wonderfeel and others. Educated in Bergen, Düsseldorf, Utrecht and Chicago, I consider Elisabeth Perry, Ilya Kaler and Irvine Arditti my most influential teachers. My repertoire extends from the music of early Baroque Era, to some of the newest works of the 21 Century.
I collaborate and conduct an artistic research practice on improvisation together with pianist and researcher Jonny Best, with whom I regularly perform improvised silent film accompaniments. Our work is documented at www.impro.network.
Through my work with Yorkshire Sound Women Network, I have been involved with educating and inspiring young women to explore music and sound technologies.
I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (campus in Leicester).