At age 17, was when I first discovered my love for composition and conducting. Joe Hisaishi's budokan concert was the spark that changed my entire perspective of music. After that moment was when I truly wanted to be a musician for the rest of my life.
After this I began to push towards this goal, seeking conducting internships and studied under James Long, the conductor for CASPA and Sarah-Grace Williams, the conductor for Sydney Metropolitan Orchestra. After this I realised that if I wanted a career in conducting, I needed something more, so I sought composing which then became my new found love.
Growing up, I was constantly exposed to films of all genres. The ones that stuck with me the most were the films by Studio Ghibli. Films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle. They had blissfully extraordinary soundtracks and were the key factors driving me towards film composition. Joe Hisaishi heavily impacted my musical style along with Thomas Bergersen and companies like Audiomachine.
My strengths lie in cinematic works. With the creation of every song, one thing is always on my mind. The creation of worlds.