The music I've become very passionate about over the last decade is that of 18th and 19th-century Scotland and Australia. In 2018 I completed a Research Master's degree at the University of Melbourne, creating a series of recitals and writing a thesis entitled "Sweet Sounds and Good Taste: Italian Influences on Modality in the Music of Eighteenth-Century Scotland".

I am currently a staff member and a PhD researcher at the University of Melbourne, studying the historically informed performance practices of Scottish-Australian music manuscripts of the 19th and early 20thC. I'm focused on three collections in particular: the Laing Collection (Tasmania), the Findlay Collection (Upper Murray, Victoria), and the Baillie Collection (Rockhampton/ Sydney).

I was the recipient of the 2019 National Folk Fellowship offered through the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival. The recording of the fellowship research was made into an ABC Classics album with Evergreen Ensemble entitled 'One Hundred Days Away'. Also in 2019 I co-produced a second ABC Classics album of Scottish-Australian music, 'Curious Caledonians', featuring Evergreen Ensemble, Neal Peres da Costa, Daniel Yeadon, and members of Concerto Caledonia from Glasgow, Scotland. I am recording three new albums showcasing my PhD repertoire in 2022 one of which (Wintergarden Fantasias) will be released through the ABC Classic label.

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  • 2018 Faculty Small Grant recipient, Uni. Melb.

  • 2019 National Folk Fellowship

  • 2020 Academic Assistantship, Uni. Melb.

  • 2020 Co-director Baroque Winter Academy, Uni. Melb.

  • 2022 Folk Fellowship Showcase Curator

  • 2022 Macgeorge Travelling Scholarship

  • 2022 Miegunyah Project Award recipient