I am a musicologist and cultural historian and received my PhD from King’s College London (2016). In particular, I work on Mozart biography; musical life in eighteenth-century London; music and material culture; and musical portraiture and iconography.
I approach research from an interdisciplinary perspective, studying contemporaneous historical, literary and material culture sources to better contextualise eighteenth-century music-making. Situating composers and musicians in their wider cultural and intellectual contexts – giving their non-musical activities equal weighting – often challenges existing understandings of their lives and careers.
In addition to my academic activities, I am a clarinet, piano and music theory teacher.