After winning an entrance scholarship to study Composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Kevin had a series of influential meetings with Anthony Gilbert at the Royal Northern College of Music, going on to study with Elena Firsova. He has attended a number of notable summer schools, masterclasses and seminars including a music theatre course with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, producer Stephen Langridge and designer Alison Chitty, and an Advanced Composition course at the Dartington International Summer School for which he won a bursary.
His compositions include a variety of instrumental and vocal works and his music has been performed, broadcast and recorded both in the UK and internationally. Career
highlights have included the premiere of his music theatre piece Requiem at the ISCM Festival and the premiere of a major organ work by Richard Lea, performed as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations. This latter work Three Movements for Organ was subsequently nominated for the British Composer Awards. His choral
work Ave Maris Stella was premiered by the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir under Christopher McElroy and has since been added to the Cathedral repertoire.
A classically trained pianist from an early age, Kevin has also been involved in the fields of jazz, pop and rock, both as an instrumentalist and composer, and has enjoyed
chart successes. He is active as a private tutor.