Youngest-ever winner at 10 of The Southend and The Essex Young Musician of the Year awards, Emanuel Trophy, and EPTA Trophy.
He attended the Westcliff High School for Boys and the Royal Academy of Music.
He performed with many world-famous orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
He was born the youngest of five to a father who was an English and drama teacher and a mother who was a piano teacher.
He mastered many composers at a young age, including Maurice Ravel.