About me

Hauntingly desolate.. utterly captivating
The Independent ****

the flute whispers delicately.. the deep resonances of flautist Susie Hodder-Williams
The Wire

the pure toned, immensely suspense filled flute
Downtown Music Gallery, New York

I am a freelance flautist, living between London and Dartmoor and working with a variety of musicians, composers, artists and sculptors.

I studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, having read English at the University of York. I am now teaching the flute specialists at Wells Cathedral School alongside my own work.

I have made a number of recordings exploring the edge of folk music, contemporary techniques and meditation. I have been invited by a number of artists and sculptors to collaborate with them.

Concert tours have taken me to the Far East, America and Europe. One of my highlights was meeting the Bunan Taiwanese Aborigine tribe in the mountains, in the heart of Taiwan. It was such a memorable meeting: a moment in time, when I felt the true connection to the universe and its people, which has remained with me ever since. Another highlight was playing at 3am in Odessa, Ukraine, for the Two Days, Two Nights Contrmporary Music Festival.

At the culmination of last year, in the depths of winter, I recorded The Coracle of Life, a new album, with Chris Caldwell, inspired by the sculptures of Andre Wallis. Next year this project will tour in galleries in the UK, opening in Poole.

In my orchestral freelance work, I have performed and recorded with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Swan, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Ballet, New London Sinfonia, Irish Chamber Orchestra and other opera and chamber orchestras.

I have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, both as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and played at the BBC Proms. As a soloist, I have often played in St Martins-in-the-Fields, with London Concertante and the Belmont Ensemble, playing the amazing Brandenburg Concertos or concertos by Vivaldi and Mozart.

My own recordings have been played on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, RTE Lyric FM, ABC Australia, and on DR German Radio.

I have called my blog, the Sea of the Edge, after a solo flute piece that was written for me by Stephen Goss, 2011. The Sea of the Edge: a wonderful way to view life, from the cosmic perspective of one of the oceans on the moon.