Abigail Burrows is an internationally renowned flautist and educator. A passionate teacher, she has been a guest artist for numerous courses and events across the UK, Switzerland, Holland, Hong Kong, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Australia and Kenya; leading masterclasses, flute choirs and workshops for flute players of all ages and standards, as well as working as an ensemble coach and adjudicator. She has been a tutor for Flute School London for six years and is a teaching deputy at the junior departments of the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music.
As a soloist and chamber musician Abigail performs extensively throughout the UK, playing at concert venues including The Southbank, Wigmore Hall, The Anvil, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and Bridgewater Hall, as well as internationally throughout Europe, Africa, Australasia and the U.S. Career highlights include playing the solo flute part of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no.5 with The Philharmonia Orchestra in Switzerland (2013), and performing a solo slot and a duet with the legendary rock-flautist Ian Anderson at a Jethro Tull concert at The Barbican in 2009.
Abbie freelances for several orchestras and west-end shows and was the flautist on the UK & Ireland Tours of Wicked and The King and I. She currently plays a gold Brannen-Cooper Flute awarded by the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and lives in London with her husband and fellow flautist, Gareth McLearnon. For more information please visit: www.abigailburrows.com
Uwe Radok was born in Germany, and lived in Australia and the United States before coming to Britain in 1972, and as a student in New York, studied the horn with Ranier DeIntinis (New York Philharmonic). After arriving in the UK, Uwe spent 26 years teaching brass instruments for the Bedfordshire Music Service, the last ten years as Head of Brass, before retiring in 2003. He is also a conductor (Luton Symphony Orchestra and the Bedfordshire County Youth 3rd Orchestra), composer and arranger, and regularly performs with the Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Bedford Sinfonia, Hunts Philharmonic, Cambridge Sinfonia, and with Stowe Opera.
Simon Marlowe enjoys a busy career with frequent concert appearances in Britain and abroad. He has appeared with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, broadcasted and made several recordings. Simon has worked for many years with the Medici Quartet violist, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, with whom he has toured and recorded - most recently a disc of Britten's Lachrymae and the Shostakovich Sonata. Simon has also established a recital and recording partnership with the violinist Shulah Oliver, with a particular emphasis on the many marvellous works by English composers. Recently Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composers inspired by his philosophy.
He has been joining us on our summer courses with his uniquely supportive piano accompaniment for many years.