He has worked with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Colin Davis, Sakari Oramo, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Matthias Bamert, Vassily Sinaiski, Gianandrea Noseda, Alexander Lazarev, Emmanuel Krivine, Douglas Boyd, and Leonard Slatkin.
As a chamber musician, he has been a member of prize-winning string quartets, and works regularly with two versatile London-based ensembles. He has performed in most major British concert halls and has played for the British Royal Family, both in public and by private invitation. His teachers were Milan Skampa, Ian Jewel, and Andriy Viytovich. Mr. Bootiman was a student of Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where he completed his Master of Music degree. Also an award-winning composer, Mr. Bootiman writes when he finds time, and attempts to actively maintain his piano playing as a violist's accompanist.more