When did you join the RSNO?
I joined the RSNO in October 1976.
Where are you from?
I'm from Edinburgh.
Where did you study?
I studied at Currie High School and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (formerly RSAMD).
What do you enjoy most about being in the RSNO?
I enjoy good performances with some very friendly people.
Tell us your favourite RSNO story/memory so far.
Being stranded in Kinlochbervie during a bad winter in the 1980s, when the Orchestra were due to be playing in the Caird Hall, Dundee. A lot of the players, as well as the Conductor and Soloist, were stranded for the night. The concert, of course, was cancelled!
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing with the Orchestra?
Walking or cycling although there is little time to do these. I also enjoy the Daily Herald crosswords.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I have been a church organist since 1996, and have performed regular concerts on the piano with the Council for music in hospitals.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be, and why?
Mr Brahms. I would like to compliment him on his writing of interesting and challenging double bass parts.
You're stranded on a desert island. You're allowed 3 CDs and 1 book. What would they be, and why?
The CDs I would choose would be any piece of music recorded in Durham Cathedral; Elgar's Second Symphony; Bach - St Matthew Passion. I would also want to bring a book on Scottish History.