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13th-18th August 2017

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Musicians

Robert Winn

Robert Winn

Robert Winn is acknowledged as one of Europe's most experienced orchestral players and a sought after teacher. A graduate and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London he was principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985 to 1997. He was professor of flute at the Franz-Liszt-Academy in Weimar, Germany. and since 1999 he has been professor of flute at the Köln Hochschule fuer Musik, Germany. In the last seven years more than 25 of his students have gained places in major orchestras all over the world. He has published several technical study books for the flute including 'High Performance Flute' and 'Melodies for Developing Tone and Interpretation'.

Kate Hill

Kate Hill

Kate Hill is co-principal flute with the English Chamber Orchestra and principal flute of the English Classical Players and the Guildford Philharmonic. Her freelance musical activities are widespread, encompassing orchestral playing, concerto performances, chamber music and recording. Kate played with the chamber group The Haffner Wind Ensemble of London for about twenty years: when the Britten Sinfonia was formed the Haffners became the wind section where she was principal flute for over ten years. Former professor of flute at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chethams School, Kate is now a professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music. Photo copyright © Hanya Chlala.

Robert Manasse

Robert Manasse

Robert Manasse has a successful career as a freelance flute-player working with many major orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Britten Sinfonia. He is a member of the London Mozart Players, works with the contemporary music group, Jane’s Minstrels, and with the chamber music groups CHROMA, the Albion wind ensemble and the Galliard Ensemble. Recordings include the award-winning CD of music by Harrison Birtwistle made in association with the Galliard Ensemble, and other discs. Robert teaches at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He first studied with Kate Hill and later with Michael Cox and Sebastian Bell as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music after reading Applied Biology at Imperial College and later gaining a PhD in Plant Biochemistry. Photo copyright © Anthony Upton


Janet Way

Janet Way

Janet Way founded the Oxford Flute Summer School with her colleague Clive Conway in 1986. She has had a long career both as a player and teacher. Her own teachers were William Bennett, Geoffrey Gilbert and Marcel Moyse and during her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she won a number of scholarships and prizes, including the prestigious Lord Mayor's Prize. She lectures on the art of teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and is a former diploma examiner and mentor for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and manager for Oxfordshire Music Service.
In 2014 Janet was commissioned by Boosey and Hawkes to produce a series of books for young instrumentalists called "Grade by Grade". All 25 books for woodwinds are now published. Also in 2014 Janet was elected Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Katie Alcock

Katie Alcock

Katie works in Warwickshire as a flute teacher and music therapist, alongside working with the Oxford Flute Summer School. Her first and foremost teacher was Janet Way. Katie initially studied Japanese at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, and whilst in Japan learned to play the shakuhachi and shamisen, as well as performing Handel’s Messiah in Japanese. In 1998 she trained as a music therapist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has since enjoyed a varied career of performing, teaching, and working as a music therapist. Recent highlights include busking outside Il Duomo in Trento and at Castello di Pergine Valsugana during a family holiday in a tent with nowhere to practise. She keeps fit by doing regular 10km races and triathlons, and has raised over £4000 through sponsorship for several charities, including the Oxford Flute Summer School Bursary Fund. Katie recently completed Trevor Head's woodwind repair course in Llangunllo, Wales, learning basic repair techniques. Great course and delicious food - see http://www.trevorhead.co.uk/ for more details.

Carrie Hensel

Carrie Hensel

Carrie Hensel is the Musical Director of the Hampshire Flute Choir, whom she has been conducting since 2004. The group are regularly invited to play at the National Festival of Music for Youth and Carrie has taken them on tour to places such as Estonia and Germany, and most recently to perform at the BFS convention in Warwick. Currently, Carrie teaches the flute scholars for the Hampshire Music Service and leads the flute sectionals for the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and Hampshire County Youth Wind Band, as well as running a busy private teaching practice and performing regularly with various ensembles. Recent pupil achievements have included places in NYO, successful music college auditions, including scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and Portsmouth Music Festival Concerto and Recital Prize winners, Newbury Young Musician of the Year and Beaulieu Music Award prize winners. She enjoys organising Hampshire Flute Days, with world-renowned flautists, such as Niall O'Riordan (2014), Wil Offermans (2014), Kate Hill (2012), Ian Clarke (2010), Clare Southworth (2006).

Clive Conway

Clive Conway was co-founder of the Oxford Flute Summer School and now has a consultative role. He is Vice Patron of the Tutu Foundation UK ( Patrons; Desmond and Leah Tutu) and his highly successful and innovative business, Clive Conway Productions now occupies most of his time.