Flute Fiesta! - Lisa Nelsen and Trevor Wye

19th March 2016, The Learning Centre, Winchester Cathedral

A flute-tastic day with group warm ups, ensemble sessions and masterclasses

Come and spend the day learning with brilliant teachers. Lisa returns due to popular demand and through generous sponsorship by Yamaha. Trevor is visiting in the afternoon for the first time but will be known to many through his tutor books.

Lisa's energy and enthusiasm is infectious. She is internationally recognised for her versatility as a flute soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator and mentor in performance practices. Her performances with Continuum Ensemble's Swept Away series in London's King's Place were wonderfully received, and she was dubbed Ò...a flautist and a half...Ó by The Times. She grew up on a pig farm in Western Canada, and fed on all kinds of music, from opera to rock to jazz. She makes many venues her stage, and thrives on sharing the energy that performances can generate. Her flute and harp duo with Eleanor Turner, Aquilae, has performed to packed audiences across the UK. She is a member of The Harborough Collective, a chamber ensemble led by internationally acclaimed violinist David Le Page, and most recently formed Enigma XIV with cellist Julian Metzger and pianist Paul Turner. Lisa gives concerts and masterclasses in venues across the UK, Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong. She is a Professor at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music in London, teaching flute and coaching wind chamber groups and the orchestral winds and has been the Specialist Flute Tutor at Wells Cathedral School for more than 15 years. Lisa is extremely proud to be an artist for Yamaha Classical Division International, playing on her 14k 900Series flute.

Trevor Wye studied the flute privately both with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and has made several solo recordings, notably on his specialist instrument, the flute d'amour, which he reintroduced in modern times. His formative years were influenced by many players and singers, particularly Alfred Deller, Marcel Moyse and William Bennett.

He was formerly a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London and for 21 years at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Trevor Wye is the author the famous Practice Books for the flute, which have received world wide acclaim and have been translated into eleven other languages. More recently, his highly praised biography of Marcel Moyse was published in English and in four other languages.

During the year, he teaches at his Flute Studio in Kent, a residential course for postgraduate students, and travels throughout the world giving concerts and master classes including annual appearances in Europe, the USA and Japan. He enjoys serving on juries for international competitions, and giving recitals which includes presenting his unique Carnival Show, an hilarious recital with commentary, in which he plays on sixty different flutes.

Founder of the British Flute Society, he was also founder and director of International Summer School, from 1969-1988, the biggest flute summer camp in the world. He worked for some years on a flute encyclopaedia called The Fluteark which is now online: www.fluteark.com

This day is open to adults of all abilities as well as children up to grade 5 standard. Tickets are £25 and available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275 or www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk