Andrew Darlison, Flautist

Professional Curriculum Vitae


1993-96 Dartington College of Arts. A three-year undergraduate programme in Music; specialising in performance with flute as principal study. Awarded BA (Hons) 1st Class in Music.
1996-99 Royal Northern College of Music. Studies for three years with Peter Lloyd culminating in the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Performance
Flute: 1994-96 Kathryn Lukas, Composers Ensemble and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1996 - 99 Peter Lloyd, formerly London Symphony Orchestra
Piccolo: 1996 - 98 Patricia Morris, Piccolo, BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Jo Boddington, BBC Philharmonic.
Masterclasses and supplementary tuition: Highlights include:
  • Scott Stroman
  • Members of the Band Loose Tubes
  • Elena Duran
  • Kathryn Lukas
  • Daniel Pailthorpe
  • Jonathan Snowdon
  • Emanuel Pahud
  • William Bennett
  • Pierre Yves Artuad
  • Eddy Parker
  • Karen Jones
  • Joanne Boddington
  • Richard Davis
  • Wissam Boustany
  • Robert Dick
  • Rachel Brown
  • ... and many more!

Orchestral and Ensemble Performance Experience

Highlights include:


Andrew has been teaching privately since 1994. He is part of the staff of the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra, where has responsibility for coaching the woodwind section.

He has experience of peripatetic teaching, having worked at Wade Deacon High School, Widnes and as a supply teacher for the Rotherham Music Service.

He has attended workshops as a guest artist in Askham Grange Women's Prison.

His current teaching commitments include teaching at Newcastle University's Department of Music and privately in Sheffield and London. He is also looking to take on new students of any age or level from beginners to advanced, Associated Board grades 1- 8 and beyond.

Read more about Andrew's teaching methodology

Special Musical Interests

Andrew has a personal interest in new and avant garde music for the flute that includes Jazz and popular music as well as more 'challenging' areas of repertoire. During his time spent working with Kathryn Lukas, he studied almost entirely twentieth century repertoire and has come to consider it something of a speciality. (see his contemporary repertoire and sample programmes for more details).

He does, however, have experience of and enjoy all areas of playing and feels that a broader vision of music and the flute gives him an exceptional base from which to combine playing, teaching and ongoing personal musical development.