Detailed Biography

Current Teaching Positions

Professor of Flute: Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, USA
Artist In Residence: Levine School Of Music, Washington, D.C. USA
Principal teacher: National Flute Workshop at Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia, USA

Previous Teaching Positions

Professor of Flute — London College of Music
Professor of Flute — Royal College of Music
Consultant Professor — Royal Academy of Music
Visiting Professor — Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Performed, taught and adjudicated in National Flute Association Conferences USA — 1999; 2003; 2006; 2008; 2013; 2015

Previous Adjudicating Positions

Diploma Adjudicator for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK
Conservatory of Music DIT, Dublin, Ireland
Royal Academy of Music, UK
Royal Northern College of Music, UK
Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK
Bergen Philharmonic, Norway — External specialist, panel for principal flute opening
Trondheim Festival, Norway
Southeast Michigan Flute Association Festival
New York Flute Club
Music Teachers National Association USA
National Flute Association USA

Summer Schools

Jonathan Snowden International Flute School (UK)
Jonathan Snowden International Flute School (USA)
Brevard Music Center, North Carolina, USA
Shenandoah University, Conservatory, High School Workshop

Guest Artist for Master Classes, Teaching, Examining and Recitals

Brevard Music Center Institute, North Carolina
British Flute Society
Ball State University, Indiana
Central Ohio Flute Association
Columbus State University, Georgia
Conservatory of Music, Norwegian University, Trondheim, Norway
Conservatories in Brussels
Conservatory of Music DIT, Dublin, Ireland
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Flute Society of Washington
Festival in Tynset, Norway
Flutewise UK
Jonathan Snowden International Flute School
Kansas City Flute Association
Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.
London College of Music
Louisiana State University
Lunds University Music Academy, Malmö, Sweden
Manhattan School of Music, New York
Music Teachers’ National Association USA
National Flute Association Conventions
New York Flute Club, USA
Oxford Flute Summer School, UK
Piteå Festival, Sweden
Royal Academy of Music, London
Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
Southeast Michigan Flute Association Festival
St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts
St. Olav Festival, Trondheim, Norway
The Juilliard School, New York
Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Michigan
Youngstown State University, Ohio

Orchestral Principal Flute positions

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra — London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — London
London Chamber Orchestra
London Metropolitan Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Opera North — Leeds, UK

Ensemble

EDGE Ensemble USA
Van Buren Winds USA

London West End Shows

Evita
Fiddler on the Roof
Carousel
Love Never Dies
Phantom of the Opera 25th year anniversary, Royal Albert Hall

Guest or special appearances as Principal Flute

Principal Flute — Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Principal Flute — BBC Concert Orchestra
Principal Flute — BBC Philharmonic
Principal Flute­­ — Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — Boston Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — City of Birmingham Symphony
Principal Flute — English Chamber Orchestra
Principal Flute — Hallé Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — London Mozart Players
Principal Flute — London Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute — Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Artist Soloist Appearances

BBC Radio
BBC Television
LBC Radio (London)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
English Northern Philharmonia
Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra (Norway)
London Mozart Players
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Malta Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra of St. John’s Smith Square (London)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Various symphony orchestras in Japan

Collaborations with Composers

David Arnold, John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Bruce Broughton, Alexandre Desplat, Pat Doyle, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alberto Iglesias,  Karl Jenkins, Trevor Jones, Michael Kamen, Ennio Morricone, Philippe Rombi, Philippe Sarde, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri, Gabriel Yared, Michael Nyman, Hans Zimmer

Collaborations with Pop Stars

Michael Ball, Shirley Bassey, Bjork, Bond, The Canadian Tenors, Mariah Carey, Charlotte Church, Elvis Costello, Beverly Craven, Elbow, Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Martine McCuchion, Katie Melua, Mick Hucknall, Misia, Elaine Paige, Sir Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Spice Girls, Sting,  Russel Watson

Collaborations with Conductors

Sir Malcolm Arnold, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Paavo Berglund, James Conlon, Aaron Copland, Norman Del Mar, Antal Doráti, Sir Alexander Gibson, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Vernon Handley, Sir Edward Heath (former Prime Minister), Richard Hickox, Owain Arwell Hughes, Maris Jansons, Dirk Joerres, Erich Leinsdorf, Andrew Litton, Lorin Maazel, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Mariner, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Tadaaki Otaka, Seija Ozawa, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Gennadi Rozhdestvenski, Mstislav Rostropovich, John Rutter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Sir George Solti, Evgeni Svetlanov, Yuri Temirkamov, Klaus Tennstedt, Bryden Thompson, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Ernst Von Dohnyani, Christof von Essenbach, Walter Weller, Franz Welser-Most

Special Performances and Engagements

Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother), Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Princess Diana, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester,  The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince Edward Earl of Wessex and Sophie Countess of Wessex, President of Malta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Sir James Galway,
Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Paul McCartney, Jessye Norman, Luciano Pavarotti

Memberships and Affiliations

Flute Society of Washington, USA
Music Teachers National Association, USA
Musician’s Union of Great Britain
National Flute Association, USA
Royal Society of Musicians Life Member (Founded by G F Handel)

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