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Bennett, William (flute)

William Bennett (flute)

William Bennett has raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal colours, dynamics, and expression, giving it the depth, dignity and grandeur of the voice or a string instrument.

William Bennett studied in London with Geoffrey Gilbert, and in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Marcel Moyse. He has played principal flute in orchestras including the London Symphony and the English Chamber Orchestra and has also developed a career as an international soloist and recording artist. Partnerships with Clifford Benson (piano) and George Malcolm (harpsichord) and solo recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, the Grumiaux Trio, I Musici, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and the English Chamber Orchestra have received international acclaim and enthusiastic reviews in record and CD journals.

William Bennett regularly leads flute master classes in the USA, Far East, Europe and Great Britain. He is also President of the British Flute Society.

In January 1995 H.M. The Queen presented William Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his distinguished Services 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”.


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