Harry Winstanley - Flute
Principal Flute English Chamber Orchestra
Harry Winstanley is a busy freelance player based in London invited to play guest principal flute with major orchestras at home and abroad, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal flute of the English Chamber Orchestra.
He is often seen and heard on radio and television broadcasts and film soundtracks, and has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, from Joshua Bell and José Carreras to the Pet Shop Boys, Rufus Wainwright and Rod Stewart.
Born and raised in Kent, Harry studied the flute with Celia Chambers, and was a woodwind finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. He went on to graduate from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in Music, and then took up post-graduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Cox, William Bennett, Karen Jones and Patricia Morris, supported by the generous help of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Leverhulme Trust.
In his spare time, Harry is a keen composer and songwriter, climber, roller skater, runner, swing-dancer, reader, cook, and can perform a small number of magic tricks.
Testimonial - Harry Winstanely is simply astonishing. He teaches with deep understanding of the music and demonstrates with a prominently high level flute playing. From the very first until the very last second he uses the time with maximal efficiency in order to help me. He has a vast knowledge of orchestral repertoire. I can not imagine a better teacher.