I have been passionately involved with music, composition, and sound all my life. I began composing thirty years ago following a successful career as a professional performer and educator. My repertoire includes over one hundred pieces, many of which have been performed, recorded, and commissioned by established musicians. These include Concerto Alla Barocco commissioned by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet who performed it with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Four Short Pieces performed in Carnegie Hall by guitarist Cem Duruöz, Concerto Anatolia premiered by the Antalya State Orchestra, Turkey, De Omnibus Apostolis performed by the University of Washington Singers, W Is For Weasel premiered by the Shank-Hagedorn Duo, and Kindergarten Word Ring for octaphonic speaker system, performed at the Spectrum Press Electronic Music Odyssey Concert Series in Los Angeles. I have also collaborated with artists in film, theater, spoken word, and other media, such as in Zagreb Everywhere, an unorthodox experimental video, which was shown at the Rencontres Internationales Festival in Paris and Berlin.
I was Educated at Brown University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and received a doctorate in musicology at Stanford University in 1993. I began my career as a performer on lute, guitar, and mandolin with such groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and Opera Orchestras, Boston Musica Viva, the Seattle Symphony, Musica Nel Chiostro in Florence, and the City of London Festival. I served on the faculty at the New England Conservatory where he co-founded the Boston Renaissance Ensemble which toured extensively in the US and Europe.