American born (*1971), Colin began playing piano at age 5. Gifted with perfect pitch he used to accompany songs on the piano he heard on the radio. While in College he began studying composition and conducted his first orchestra (the first of many to follow). In addition to his musical pursuits, he is an AFAA-licensed kickboxing instructor and has taught hundreds of classes at several athletic facilities, including the Department of Physical Edcuation at MIT. He and his life-partner, Guido Giglioni, made history on 17 May 2004 as the 51st couple to register for marriage under the guidance of the Massachusetts SJC. He and his husband reside in London, England. Colin now maintains his blog on music reference, information literacy and other aspects of research at http://homiski.wordpress.com.