Tony was was born into a musical family and took up double-bass, cello and composing in his teens, going on to study composition and double-bass at the Royal Academy of Music. From the outset, he was surrounded by jazz, light/continental, and classical music.
His subsequent career as composer, performer and teacher has brought me into close contact with an even greater array of musical and cultural diversity. As a listener, he was continually fascinated by further exploration of the great 'wheel' of music and its expression of its origins - ever turning.
He was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2001. In 2003 and 2006, he was on the panel of judges for the British Composer Awards.
He was a member of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters.