Films and TV

Orchestra soloist and leader on films including:

Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Director
Michael Radford
Composer
Jocelyn Pook
Contractor
Hilary Skewes

Nureyev

Nureyev: The Final Curtain

Director 
David Morris, Jacqui Morris 
Composer 
Alex Baranowski
Orchestra 
The London Metropolitan Orchestra

Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

Director
Kevin Macdonald 
Composer 
Alex Heffes 
Contractor
Hilary Skewes

The Windermere Children

The Windermere Children

Director 
David Morris, Jacqui Morris 
Composer 
Alex Baranowski
Orchestra 
The London Metropolitan Orchestra

I give it a year

I Give it a Year

Director
Dan Mazer
Composer
Ilan Eshkeri
Orchestra
The London Metropolitan Orchestra

Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

Director 
James Marsh
Composer
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Orchestra
The London Metropolitan Orchestra 

Invisible woman

Director
Ralph Fiennes
Composer
Ilan Eshkeri
Violin
David Juritz
Cello
Caroline Dale 

London Metropolitan Orchestra

Like many London-based musicians I often find myself at Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst and other studios recording film and television soundtracks; a great chance to work with some wonderfully talented composers and colleagues. The schedule is always tight and the pace of work often super-fast so everyone needs to be on the ball from the minute the red light goes on.

 

Most of the time you don’t know what you’re going to be playing until you open up the folder of music waiting on your stand in the studio – nothing like the element of surprise to keep you on your toes! 

 

After several decades working in studios I’m still amazed by the depth of talent that’s on display; leaders and principal players from London’s world-class orchestras, soloists, and members of leading string quartets. The work is well paid which is nice and helps many of us to sustain our own projects for which the rewards are perhaps musical rather than financial. The bonus is that composers and producers know that they are going to get world-class recordings of their scores, something we all take a great deal of pride in delivering. DJ

 

Played on the soundtrack of many TV series including these

Morse
Pride and Prejudice
Call the Midwife
Endeavour
Unforgotten
Downton Abbey
Friends