Lady Galway's Class
Lady Galway brings her passion for teaching, her expertise and years of learning from Sir James to the students of the Galway Flute Festival. Students of all levels are welcome to join in this class held every afternoon including a special class on technique, tone development and studies. Each active participant will have an opportunity to perform with a pianist in a masterclass setting and be coached by Lady Galway on this piece. Lady Galway has a teaching style that suits all levels of players and she shares her passion for playing the flute by making all students feel relaxed and worthy.
Lady Galway accepts students of all levels in her class. It would be helpful to have attained the equivalent of Grade 4/5 ABRSM to play some of the technical studies.
See the Participants & Visitors page for more information on Lady Galway's class and how to apply!
A graduate of New York City's Mannes College of Music, Lady Galway has risen to become one of the world's leading female flautists. She is an accomplished and much celebrated artist who regularly tours internationally in diverse and virtuosic programmes, and is also deeply committed to music education initiatives.
Lady Galway's concerto appearances have been with many of the leading orchestras in the United States, including Chicago, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In Europe, she regularly performs in London, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Salzburg and Zürich, and she frequently visits Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore. Forthcoming highlights of her 2015/2016 concert season include major tours of Asia, Europe and the United States.
In addition to her highly successful career as a soloist, Lady Galway is also an accomplished chamber musician, touring regularly with various chamber ensembles including her trio Zephyr (pianist Jonathan Feldman and cellist Darrett Adkins). The group's first recording, Zephyr - Winds of Romance, includes works by Haydn, Martinu and Weber. Lady Galway also works as the premiere flute duo partner of her husband Sir James Galway, delighting audiences worldwide, and in 2008 receiving the 'Spirit of Ireland' award in recognition for their roles as ambassadors for music. Lady Galway has recorded to critical acclaim for RCA, BMG Classics and Deutsche Grammophon.
Varied concert engagements include performances in the presence of The Empress of Japan, HRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent, The Queen of Norway, The Queen of Spain, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, President Shimon Peres, President Mary McAleese, President Michael D. Higgins & Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Lady Galway serves as a patron to the charity Future Talent headed by the Duchess of Kent and Ambassador of The European Brain Council.
Actively pursuing her love of teaching, Lady Galway dedicates much of her time to working with the younger generation through her educational articles, mentoring of flute students, blogs and recordings. She created the ground-breaking 'First Flute' online education community with her husband, and also gives regular masterclasses of her own to aspiring flautists throughout the world. She devotes every summer to running the celebrated Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland.
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