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I am a diploma level flute player looking for orchestral work in the Aylesbury / Oxford area

Currently studying for LRSM. I participate in masterclasses on a regular basis, most recently with Elisabeth Hobbs (formerly London Festival Ballet Orchestra and since then freelancing with Charivari Agreable, Oxford Sinfonia, the Harcourt Ensemble etc) and Paul Edmund-Davies (formerly LSO, and since then principal flute with the Philharmonia and ENO). Concerto and solo recital work has included the Mozart Flute Concerto in G, Bach Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, CPE Bach Sonata in A Minor, Debussy Syrinx, Chopin Variations on a Theme by Rossini, Gossec Tambourin and Tchaikovsky Lensky's Aria, Georges Hue Fantaisie, Poulenc Sonata. I am currently principal flute in Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra, Abingdon SO, Didcot Concert Orchestra as well as occasional playing as Principal in Aylesbury Opera Group, Oxford Symphony Orchestra, Thame Choral Society and Headington Singers. I have also played in St Giles Orchestra and Luton SO . Orchestral highlights have included principal flute in Puccini La Boheme, Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Dvorak Cello Concerto, Beethoven Symphony no 6, Shostakovich Symphony no 5, Bruch Scottish Fantasy, Arnold Tam O'Shanter and Four Scottish Dances; piccolo in Dukas Sorceror's Apprentice and alto flute and piccolo in Holst Planets Suite.

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Sue's Reviews

From Encore customers:

2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent playing making even difficult music sound effortless. A choice of two flutes on the day made a definite difference. Professional and flexible during the booking. Sue was also very patient with the multiple re-schedules due to the pandemic.

From other customers:

Andrew B
6 years ago

The orchestra's wind section struck me as particularly good hereabouts as collectively it played a duet with the strings, and the pair of flutes was outstanding all concert-long. We heard a pensive flute cadenza from the excellent Sue Hurst just before the coda and then in the aptly-named Furiant (a Czech dance) her colleague Rachel Wright took to the piccolo with great effect.

From other musicians:

15 November 2016

I was recently booked by Sue to play Double Bass with an Orchestra where she performs as principle Flautist. Not only was the initial contact, negotiation and communication handled very professionally & efficiently, Sue excelled in a difficult programme on the top of a superb wind section. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone requiring a top class musician.

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