His works include Horse Tooth White Rock (1994) and the operas Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings (a double bill commissioned for the Munich Biennale of 1992), and Ion, given at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2000. He has won, among other prizes, the Tippett Award and the Britten Prize.
1983 - attended Dartington Summer School on a scholarship.
1984 - moved to London to study with Oliver Knussen.
1987 - awarded Benjamin Britten Composition Prize.