- Chamber Music | Strings, Harp & Guitar
- Viola Tutor (Strings); Chamber Music Coach (Chamber Music)
Born and raised in South Africa, Gary started violin lessons aged five. He took to the viola as a teenager and was lucky enough to become an ABRSM International Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. There he enjoyed guidance in solo and chamber music by Mark Knight, Chris Rowland and Thomas Riebl, and went on to study at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Gary is one quarter of the Heath Quartet, who have recently been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award, recorded the complete string quartets of Michael Tippett, Bela Bartok and Tchaikovsky String Quartets 1 + 3 to critical acclaim. A Berg and Schoenberg disc is in production.
Gary now lives in London and enjoys a range of education work, including coaching the Kuumba Youth Orchestra, chamber music mentoring and viola teaching. When he is not rehearsing, performing or teaching, he is a keen runner and can be found underwater as a PADI Divemaster.