In Scotland he has worked with groups across the country, performing much of the standard orchestral and choral repertoire as well as such diverse pieces as a concerto for birds and orchestra, choral works for forty individual voices, and a new opera based on reality TV. He is currently Musical Director of the Scottish Chamber Choir, Conductor of St Andrews University Symphony Orchestra and a regular guest conductor with the Edinburgh University String Orchestra. He has previously held positions as Sir Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and Herrick Bunney Organ Scholar at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. In 2020 he directed a virtual recording of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” which featured musicians from across Scotland and beyond and received a special commendation from the Royal Philharmonic Society at their annual awards in the Inspiration category.
Before taking up conducting he studied Mathematics and Music at the University of Edinburgh with his interest in two such seemingly contrasting fields leading to his featuring in the film “Le pere di Adamo” which was shown at the Rome Film Festival. He also has a Masters in Musicology, with his research focusing on classical and church music in Scotland. He is an experienced church musician in a broad range of styles and delivers training and develops resources in worship for the Church of Scotland. He is particularly interested in music and liturgy in an ecumenical context and is regularly involved in planning and leading worship at various national and international events including for the World Council of Churches.
The choir has occasionally appointed a conductor trainee. The last was in season 2017/18 when Caroline Lesemann-Elliott held the post.