Lynne is a freelance professional flautist based in Edinburgh/Glasgow, playing in a number of orchestras/ensembles and as a soloist.
Lynne Bulmer MA -Music (with distinction), BMus (Hons), FRSM Lynne was born in Yorkshire and brought up on the West coast of Cumbria where she began studying piano and flute at an early age before returning to Yorkshire as a teenager. Following a number of years playing flute in the Northern Area Schools Symphony Orchestra, she graduated from Sheffield University with a BMus (Hons) degree having studied flute with Paul Chapman (Opera North) and went on to play in the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra for a number of years. After some time away from the flute, she returned to playing in the mid-90s, working as a peripatetic woodwind teacher in Yorkshire while studying with Stina Bisengaliev (Opera North). In the late 90s, she moved to the Scottish Highlands and studied for the three ABRSM flute performance diplomas (DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM) with Catherine O'Rourke (Highland Chamber Orchestra), David Nicholson (Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RSAMD/RCS) and Paul Edmund-Davies (London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra etc.) while teaching flute and piano privately. She also took part in masterclasses with William Bennett, Lorna McGhee, Katherine Bryan and Alison Mitchell. In 2004, she was awarded the final Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music performance diploma and in 2005 successfully completed a Master of Arts in Music degree (with distinction) through the Open University. Now based in Edinburgh, she currently teaches flute and piano and has played in a number of ensembles and orchestras as a freelance performer and soloist, including Amicus Orchestra based in Glasgow, Meadows Chamber Orchestra, Fife Opera, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, Afton Ensemble, Opera dei Lumi, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Milne Graden Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra, Aria Alba, Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, GAMA, the Rehearsal Orchestra, the Marlands Ensemble (based around a wind quintet) & gives occasional solo flute/piano recitals. Amicus Orchestra has enabled Lynne to work with a number of distinguished conductors and musicians including Christian Kluxen, James Lowe, Garry Walker, William Conway, Robert Baxter, Oliver Rundell, Maximiliano Martin, Yann Ghiro, James Willshire, Gordon Bragg, Jessica Cottis, Katherine Bryan, Catherine Larsen-Maguire and Nigel Shore; she has been privileged to work with Levon Parikian/Robert Chasey (Rehearsal Orchestra) as well as with the Edinburgh Quartet (NYOS Variations). Since moving to Edinburgh, Lynne has studied with Joanna Shaw (Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ballet) and in November 2014 performed her first flute concerto - Mozart's G major - with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra (conductor: Mark Wilson). Lynne has been flautist-in-residence for the Piano Accompaniment course at the Sherborne Summer School of Music every year since 2010 and is on the committee for Amicus Orchestra. Lynne plays a Muramatsu GXIII flute with a Lafin (Adler-wing) headjoint.
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