Took up violin at six and piano at seven. Studied composition at Royal College of Music, London, then gave up music to do other things. Ten years later took up violin again playing folk fiddle. A further ten years later living in SW France, farming pigs and making cheese! Now starting to get back to the classical violin of my youth and trying to fill in all the many holes in technique that I missed when learning as a kid. Also playing jazz from time to time, and doing increasing amounts of work with traditional Basque musicians.