"Because of the Britten Pears School and Young Artists Programme, coming to Aldeburgh and Snape always feels like coming home. Experiencing, for example, Peter Pears teaching the Evangelist role in the Bach Passions on the Bach Courses we all loved so much. Then playing all the Britten Oboe Repertoire to him, and to Lutoslowski and Duttileux who he introduced me to. Being part of the orchestra and later the joy of coming back to teach with Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews, it’s been for my whole career a source of the greatest joy and inspiration, and continues to be. I am so proud and excited now to be involved in the new Chamber music programmes, and long to breathe that air and feel that breeze on my face again."