Devotee of Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner and an influential pianist in his own ideal. He was students at Bishop Wordsworth’s College and later in the Royal Academy of Music in London. He became the 1st pianist to make a extensive study of Medtner’s repertoire. He was created to Scottish parents. He authored a 1982 biography entitled Bartok: His Existence and Occasions about the famous composer Bela Bartok.