Expert Lieder accompanist who also made several commercial recordings and traveled the world as an educator on the subject.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Music beginning in 1967.
He was one of the founders of The Songmakers' Almanac whose express purpose was exploring obscure piano-accompanied vocal music.
His father was a pianist and saxophonist. He and American baritone Brandon Velarde began a civil partnership in 2005.
His most ambitious recording project was a 37-CD collection of Franz Schubert's complete Lieder.