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Edmund-Davies, Paul

He is a flautist, author and teacher who joined the London Symphony Orchestra sometime during the 1980s and rose to the position of Principal Flute.

In recent years he has embarked on many international tours where he has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and also given classes.

To date he has performed with chamber ensembles and orchestras under the leadership of eminent conductors Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Rafael Fruhbeck du Burgos, Kent Nagano, Andre Previn and Mstislav Rostropovich among many others.

In 2005 he accepted the position of Joint Principal Flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra and has gone to give countless performances with them.

He is also a member of The Deutz Trio with the oboist Roy Carter and the pianist John Alley.

As an editor he has recorded and edited Partitas by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Canonic Sonatas and Sonatas for two flutes as well as Fantasias by Telemann, Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel worked on several issues of The Flautist’s Collection.

As an author he has worked with the LSO’s percussionist Neil Percy as a co-writer.  This has resulted in them recording and releasing their Ball and Biscuit by Caixa in 1999 and Cuvee Acoustique in 2006 with a play-along being published in 2007.  Also in 2007 he published his own book The 28 Day Warm Up for All Flautists.

Through the course of his career to date he has appeared on numerous recordings that include his own Iconic Elements as well as Bach to Brubeck by Christopher Brubeck, Unveiled Hope by Michael Card, Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church, Baroque Banquet and Champagne Classics with The Deutz Trio, Alan Ridout: Cello Concertos by the English Chamber Orchestra, Ideale by Ben Heppner, American Adagios, John Corigliano: Creations and Other Works and Hovhaness: Celestial Gate by I Flamminghi, Debussy: La Mer; Nocturnes, Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor and Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works by the London Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of Flanders, Fresh Aire 8 by Mannheim Steamroller, Revolution by Paul Scwartz, Elgar/ Delius: Chamber Music by The Soloists of the London Symphony Orchestra, Here’s to the Heroes by The Ten Tenors, three of the Discover the Classics series and over 50 movie soundtracks for films such as Aliens, Braveheart, Harry Potter, Star Wars I, Star Wars II and Who Framed Roger Rabbit among many others.

In the field of musical education he has served as Professor of Flute at London’s Royal College of Music and on the faculty of the London Flute Academy and has held many masterclasses.

In 2011 he was involved with editing Giuseppe Rabboni’s complete flute works as well as starting his new position of Principal Flute with the English National Opera and carrying on performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Outside of music he is the director of The Champagne Guild.

Here he is discussing “A Sea Symphony” by Ralph Vaughan Williams…