(b Cape Town, 1965).
S. African‐born Brit. critic, organist, and author. Studied at Cape Town Univ. Ass. org., Cape Town Cath. 1985–9. Settled in Eng. 1989. Contributed mus. criticism to Financial Times 1993–5 before joining The Times 1995–2005. Mus. critic Sunday Telegraph from 2005. Ass. ed. Opera 1991–7, co‐ed. 1998–9, ed. from 2000. Wrote Edward Elgar: Sacred Music (1994); Pocket Companion to Opera (1994).