Roy originally trained as a ‘modern’ player and moved across to playing period instruments in the early 1980s. He was a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and for 30 years has also has played for John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists as well as holding the position of principal second violin in Kent Opera and in the English Baroque Soloists. For much of the 1980s he led his own group ‘Lilliburlero’ which specialised in 18th century British music. For the last 20 years or so he has also worked as a recording producer and has over 50 albums to his name so far. His Interest in programme planning has initiated many projects for the OAE and he has also planned programmes for the English Concert.