Greg grew up in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from The University of Birmingham in July 2009. Aside from learning the recorder, as all primary school pupils do (!) his desire to take up the clarinet gave him many opportunities to play in orchestras both at school and throughout his time at university in both the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. Away from his playing, it was at the age of 11 that he was given the opportunity to perform in the children’s chorus of Puccini’s Tosca at The Royal Albert Hall. This led to further professional singing opportunities as a young treble, most memorably performing as First Boy in The Magic Flute for ENO and Miles in The Turn of the Screw for WNO and music festivals abroad, including Porto Festival (European Capital City of Culture) The Aix-en-Provence Festival and a production in collaboration with the British Council, performed at the Hermitage Theatre, St. Petersburg.
Recently he has sung for Hampstead Garden Opera in productions of La Clemenza di Tito and The Magic Flute and hopes to continue singing studies at postgraduate level in the future. His interest in music education and teaching stemmed from taking on a number of work placements within the field, in particular with the English Pocket Opera Company who conduct workshops in primary schools and devise performances aimed at engaging children and demonstrating the many joys opera and music in general can bring. It was, after all, Greg’s early experiences of music that have fuelled his passion and desire to continually learn. He is delighted to be a member of The DaCapo team and its unique approach to music teaching.