Sir James Galway Birmingham Conservatoire residency

28 Apr 2016

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One of the world’s greatest living flautists, Sir James Galway, has announced his only UK residency of 2016 will be held at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University. Sir James will be joined by his wife Lady Jeanne Galway and together they will host a series of workshops and masterclasses for flute players of all levels and ages during the Early May bank holiday this year. These sessions will be preceded by a concert from the duo on 1 May in the Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall.

Following the announcement of their first Birmingham Conservatoire residency, Sir James Galway said: "We are so excited about our first James Galway residency at the Birmingham Conservatoire in May and eagerly looking forward to working with all the talented flute players out there… We are thrilled to be associated with such a well-regarded music education establishment, under the new leadership of Julian Lloyd Webber, and are looking forward to our future collaborations together."

During their residency at Birmingham Conservatoire, Sir James and Lady Galway will run concurrent workshops and masterclasses on 2 May. These interactive sessions will see the Galway’s share their knowledge for music-making, encouraging flautists of all abilities to improve their techniques, both as solo performers or as part of an orchestra. The day will close with all participants performing together in a large flute choir, conducted by Sir James.

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal at Birmingham Conservatoire, said: “Birmingham Conservatoire is delighted to welcome Sir James and Lady Galway for their first residency. Their visit continues our tradition of bringing the world’s finest musicians to the Conservatoire, both for our students and our public audience.”

For full details and tickets, please visit the Conservatoire's website.