He began his musical training at the age of nine and gave his concerto debut aged twelve, performing Shostakovich's Second Concerto the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. In1993, he received a John Ogden Memorial Scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music in London. He holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and from the Juilliard School where his teachers included Christopher Elton, Joseph Kalichstein and Jerome Lowenthal. In 2001, he was granted the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society, one of the largest and most prestigious awards of its kind available to a British musician. He made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2002, performing Rachmaninoff 's Third Piano Concerto, and has also appeared at the Merkin Concert Hall and at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In the United Kingdom, he has performed at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Toledoand Juilliard Symphony orchestras under John Axelrod, James Lowe and Hannu Lintu among others. His recent recording of keyboard suites by Handel was released to critical acclaim, making the US Classical Billboard Chart within its first week.
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