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William Bennett (WIBB) has elevated the profile of the flute by improving its pitch, by developing the use of different tone colours, and by endeavouring to make it as musically articulate and dignified as the string instruments or the voice.
William Bennett's career developed as an international soloist and major recording artist and has received international acclaim and enthusiastic reviews in record and CD journals. He has made a large number of Recordings with other famous artists. Professorships at the Music Hochshule Freiburg and the Royal Academy of Music London and Masterclasses throughout the world have established William Bennett as one of the foremost teachers of the age. Continuing and developing the imaginative teaching of Marcel Moyse and Geoffrey Gilbert, William Bennett brings his own articulate and cogent reasoning together with his consummate artistry and musical integrity to the Master class situation.
 In 1995 H.M.The Queen presented William Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire(OBE) for his distinguished service to Music. In 2002 he was awarded the National Flute Association's "Lifetime Achievement Award" and in 2003 he was appointed the British Flute Society's "Flautist Laureate".  In 2004 he was awarded the title of " Flute of Gold" from the Italian "Falaut" Flute society. In 2009 he was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award by Chicago Flute Club.


Lorna McGhee was born in Scottland. She was formerly co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a position she held until immigrating to Canada in 1998. In July 2004 she performed Penderecki's flute concerto with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra (USA) under the baton of Krystos Penderecki himself.
She has made chamber music recordings for EMI, Decca ASV, Naxos and Meridian. Along with Duo partner Heidi Krutzen, Lorna has released two CDs on Skylark Music: "Taheke, 20th century Masterpieces for flute and harp" and "Canada, New Works for flute and harp." Both discs reflect the Krutzen/McGhee Duo's commitment to expanding the repertoire, with four of the Duo's own commissions amongst the diverse repertoire presented. As a member of Trio Verlaine ( with Heidi Krutzen, harp and David Harding, viola) Lorna has most recently recorded "Fin de Sie?cle," a CD of music by Debussy and Ravel for Skylark Music.
Lorna is regularly featured in chamber music festivals in Canada and the States, including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and Sitka Summer Music Festival. As a teacher, she has served on the faculty of the University of Michigan. She has given master classes at major universities, conservatoires and flute festivals in the UK, USA and Canada. She has performed for the National Flute Convention, British Flute Convention and Austrian Flute Society. Lorna has been a resident artist/teacher at the Banff International Centre for the Arts on several occasions. Lorna studied with David Nicholson at the RSAMD and with William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Excellence. Principal Flutist of Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra. 


Taiwanese flautist Yi-Hsuan Chen is currently studying for her Bachelor degree at Royal Academy of Music, in the flute class of William Bennett, and piccolo class of Helen Keen. Yi-Hsuan had been studying in Taiwan with Shu-Chun Chiang, and Hue-Jin Liu, before coming to study in London.
Yi-Hsuan has won several prizes in many competitions, including 1st prize in the junior category of 3rd Singapore Flute Festival , open category of 6th Singapore Flute Festival, senior high school woodwind quintet category of 2013 Taiwan National Music Competition. She has also awarded "Very highly commended " at Jonathan Myall Piccolo prize.
Yi-Hsuan was invited to play a solo piece in the "Winner Showcase" concert for the 5th, 6th, and 7th Singapore Flute Festivals. She has been working with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductors including Edward Gardner, and Oliver Knussen.

jagodasmall Jagoda Krzeminska was born in 1996 in Kluczbork, Poland. She started playing the flute with Karina Kandzia-Maniak at the First Stage Music School in Kluczbork, continuing to study with her until 2015.
In 2014/2015 she was a student of Pierre Yves Artaud at Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris.
Jagoda has won many awards at both national and international competitions in locations such as Belgrade, Paris, Svirel, Padua, London, Warsaw, Bielsko-Biala, Sochaczew. She was the winner of the Polish edition of Eurovision Young Musicians and won 4th place in the international final in Vienna. As winner of the American Protege International Competition in 2013 she has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Jagoda has been the recipient of scholarships from the National Children's Fund, the Polish Ministry of Culture and the 'Mloda Polska' scholarship programme
She has participated in wide range of courses and masterclasses, including with James Galway, Philippe Bernold, Dejan Gavric, Luke Dlugosz, Elizabeth Woleńsiej.
Performing in many venues in Poland and abroad (Slovakia, Hungary, France, Germany, Italy and England) Jagoda has been a soloist with numerous orchestras under the baton of Agnieszka Duczmal, Lukasz Borowicz, Cornelius Meister.
Currently Jagoda is a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is studying flute under William Bennett.

Lithunian-born flutist Vytenis Gurstis is t
he prize winner of many national and international flute competitions, namely the European Competition for flute (Thessaloniki, Greece; 2007) and BFS Young Artist Competition (London, 2012). In 2004-2009 he was the recipient of a scholarship from M. Rostropovich’s fund „Support to Lithuanian Children“. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with prof. William Bennett and holds two Master's degrees for his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany - solo flute with prof. Robert Winn and contemporary chamber music with prof. David Smeyers. Vytenis is a passionate chamber music and orchestral player and has played with many orchestras and ensembles. He is currently a PhD student at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, member of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre orchestra and teacher at the Balys Dvarionas music school.


David Katz is a highly skilled movement consultant & manual therapist, with a passion for the biomechanics of ideal dynamic & static posture.David uses a variety of massage, mobilization & movement techniques to maintain or restore ideal function. He runs his own busy Remedial Pilates studios & Bodywork practice.David teaches his own courses, is a senior tutor at the London School of Sport & Remedial Massage, is a lecturer on the “Balanced Body Pilates on tour London” & a presenter on other mainstream Pilates courses at graduate & post graduate level.In private practice for nearly twenty years David has worked with clients in many fields, from international sports & professional dancers to office workers. David has a particular interest in how form & function affect performing artists.


Steven Isserlis - As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, recent engagements including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Minnesota, Zurich Tonhalle and NHK Symphony Orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centres, working with pianists such as Jeremy Denk, Kirill Gerstein, Stephen Hough, Alexander Melnikov, Olli Mustonen, Mikhail Pletnev, Sir Andras Schiff, Connie Shih, Ferenc Rados and Dénes Várjon; and plays with many of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, including period-instrument ensembles. Unusually, he also directs chamber orchestras from the cello, in classical programmes. Highlights of the 15/16 season include a survey of the complete Bach Cello Suites at the Wigmore Hall and elsewhere; recital programmes with Ian Bostridge, Stephen Hough, Robert Levin and Richard Egarr; a special recital with Sir Andras Schiff at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn performed on fortepiano and Beethoven’s own cello (which was last played in public more than 50 years ago); his appointment as Guest Artistic Leader of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; a major European tour with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Joshua Bell; and the world premiere of the orchestral version of Thomas Adès’s Lieux retrouvés in Lucerne, with the composer himself conducting.

lee South Korean Piano accompanist Seungwon Lee is a versatile musician whose work takes in songrepertoireand chamber music with flutists on her passion.Before she moved to London, she started her studies music at the prep-school of Korea National University of Arts, Yewon School, Seoul Arts High School playing solo piano performance and achieved her undergraduate music education at the Konkuk University studying with Professor Min-Jung Lee.
She has completed her master on Distinction and Professional Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has studied withAndrew West, James Baillieu and Michael Dussek. During her studies in the UK, she generously supportedscholarship for her diploma programme and won the first prize in Scott Huxley piano accompanying competition, as well as prizes in many international competitions including the Friedrich Kuhlau Competition in Flute and Piano Duo section.
After graduated, she is devoting her time to continue sharing musical ideas with singers and flutists. She was invited to perform at the Oxford Lieder master course in 2015 and the Jackdaws Opera plus project in Somerset. Her recent performance with Soprano Gemma Lois Summerfield and Mezzo Kamilla Dustan at the Royal College of Music has been introduced by Classic FM in the UK. Recently, she performed with the Flutist Amy Yule at the Wigmore Hall as a showcase opportunity by winning at the Patrons' Award Winners' Recital from the Royal Academy of Music.

Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia in 1994 where he began his piano studies at age five.  Successful in competitions around the Perth metropolitan area, as well as interstate, Joseph graduated from high school with a Subject Exhibition in Music for the highest mark in the state. Upon applying successfully to the Royal Academy of Music later that year, he began studying under Professor Joanna MacGregor for piano, and Patrick Nunn for composition, and also became an AMF Young Musician. Having graduated from his undergraduate course in 2016 with the Edwin Samuel Dove prize for special merit during studentship, he began his MMus study the following September. Joseph has performed around the UK and in Europe, America and Australia as a soloist, and as part of chamber groups and orchestras, most notably in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, West Road Concert Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, King’s Place and Perth Concert Hall, as well as at Aldeburgh and Dartington music festivals and in many Academy produced concerts and events. He is a keen sock enthusiast and chamber musician, performing frequently with the Tritium Clarinet Trio, contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y (a founding member of both groups) and Trio Derazey, and also an avid composer, having written for the aforementioned ensembles, among other


michie16 Michie Bennett born in Japan, is the Manager, Director and assistant of the Summer School for 32 years. As a child, learnt the piano, and flute from 14 with Liliko Hayashi and Masaharu Ishibashi, and then studied at the Tokyo University of Arts with Masao Yoshida and Masaru Kawasaki. She also studied with Andre Jaunet in Switzerland through whom she met Marcel Moyse and had lessons with him in Boswil and Brattleboro whilst attending Marlborough Music Festival.
Later she heard a recording of William Bennett playing Bach's g-minor Concerto, and was prompted to come to London to study with him, and is still hanging in there!
She decided to start a record company of Bennett Productions, shortened to BEEP which became "Le Beep Sonore!", specializing in Flute music. She has taught in the Royal Academy of Music for 12 years (HonARAM), and in Bennett Summer Schools and Masterclasses in many countries.
She is passionate about the flute being played expressively and with good pitch, and is an untiring enthusiast for all things which uphold the standard of the flute.