Calling all flautists from The Maynard and beyond!

Posted on January 17, 2017


We are delighted to be hosting a flute masterclass on Friday 27 January 2017 with Ian Clarke, the world famous player and composer. Ian’s compositions have been performed across five continents on stages ranging from London’s South Bank to the Glastonbury Rock Festival and have been featured in countless recitals including four consecutive BBC Young Musician Woodwind finals. He has performed as a featured guest soloist and teacher at major conventions and events in Canada, Italy, Brazil, France, Iceland, Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands and numerous times for the British Flute Society (BFS) and for the NFA (National Flute Association) in the USA – including in New York 2009 and at Caeser’s Palace Las Vegas.   His acclaimed CD ‘Within’ is one of the flute world’s best sellers and his latest CD, Deep Blue, reached the top 10 in the UK Classical Artist Chart – thought to be a first for an album of original flute music.

To have a visiting musician of this calibre is a huge honour and we would like to invite any flautists of all ages (grade 1 and above) to come and meet him, work with him and hear him perform at this morning session. If you or someone you know are interested, please do contact [email protected] for further details and to book a place. He will also be staying for the afternoon to work with our grade 8 distinction pupils and to lead a composition workshop for all Maynard GCSE and A-level students. It promises to be a very memorable day!