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Gitte Marcusson:
Gitte has a private flute studio in London and Vara, Sweden, with students from all over Europe, Asia, Australia and America. She is a visiting guest tutor at many international music colleges and conservatories.
Many of her students hold positions as principal flute in some of the world’s finest orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra  and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
More than 50 of her younger students have been offered places at prestigious music colleges in Sweden, London, Manchester and New York of whom the majority are now professional flautists.
For 16 years she lived in London working as a chamber and orchestral musician as well as teaching at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
Since 2005 she teaches flute and chamber music at Vänersborg school of Music as well as being head of the music department.
She is the founder of the international flute school Nordic Flute. 
"Gitte's teaching is legendary......it is easy to see why... She is one of THE most successful teachers working at the moment."  Principal Chairs, London.

Göran Marcusson:
Swedish flutist Göran Marcusson won the Young Artist Competition in USA 1987 and received his soloist diploma at the Music Conservatory of Göteborg 1992. At the same year he was rewarded with a flute in Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the masterclass with James Galway in Dublin. He has played principal flute with many fine orchestras such as Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. Currently he performs with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra. Besides his many recordings for Intim Musik and Naxos he appears on many YouTube channels. He tours internationally and has performed as a soloist in venues like Wigmore Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York.
In 2013 he toured US in february and march and will return in june for his annual masterclass at Wildacres Flute retreat.
He is a member of the family of artists at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island. Göran Marcusson is a Miyazawa Artist.


Katherine Bryan:
Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15 with Daniel Harding and the orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She has since performed as soloist with orchestras around the world.

Katherine's debut solo recording of concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel, was released to great acclaim in September 2010. In 2011, Katherine was nominated for an International Classical Music Award. Further to this success, Katherine released another disc of concertos in May 2013, which includes the first British recording of the concerto by Christopher Rouse. It was Gramophone "Choice" disc in August 2013. Forthcoming releases include a disc of violin music arranged for flute and orchestra, to be released in September 2015.

Katherine won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, where she won the four-yearly flute concerto competition. She was also a prize winner at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Her teachers have included Gitte Marcusson, Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc.

Katherine is Principal Flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a position she has held since she was just 21 years old. She is a regular Guest Principal flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and has also played as Guest Principal flute with orchestras throughout the UK and Worldwide, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Seattle Symphony, Swedish Radio, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Scottish and Scottish Chamber Orchestras.

Katherine Bryan has appeared at major international festivals as both concerto soloist and recitalist, including the Cheltenham International Festival. She has given live broadcasts on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and on BBC television. She performs regularly in chamber ensembles including Daniels Beard and The Phoenix Trio, as well as her own Flute and Harp Duo with Harpist Pippa Tunnell.

Katherine is a lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and, as a keen mentor for young people, has tutored both the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. She has twice run "Scottish Masterclasses" for flautists and clarinettists (alongside clarinetist John Cushing), and regularly gives classes on flute courses around the UK and Europe.



Tim Carey:
Tim Carey, who lives in Chelmsford, England, enjoys a career full of variety, as solo performer, chamber-music player, orchestral keyboard player and teacher. His early studies were with Harold Parker, Louis Kentner, and then, at the Royal College of Music, London, with Kendall Taylor, David Parkhouse, and Bernard Roberts. He was awarded many prizes and scholarships during his time there, both in and outside college.
Tim now spends his time partnering with many instrumentalists, especially flautists, in a large variety of chamber-music combinations, as well as giving the occasional solo recital or concerto performance. He is the regular pianist for the Flutewise series, and many other flute events in England, America and elsewhere. As orchestral keyboard player he has worked in the past with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Orchestras, the Philharmonia and currently with the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland. He has recently formed a professional orchestra in Chelmsford. He is much in demand as a teacher throughout his home county of Essex. 
Piano playing has taken Mr.Carey all over Britain and Europe, as well as Israel, Malta, Russia, Scandinavia, Australia, Brazil, Japan and regularly to the U.S.A, where he has become the  pianist for the“Wildacres” flute course in North Carolina, the Cincinatti flute symposium as well as several other flute events. He is also one of the pianists for the British Flute society biennial conventions.

Kia Bennett:
Kia Bennett works as a freelance flautist all around the UK.  She is a prize winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music and a MMus (also with distinction) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She studied with David Nicholson, Richard Davis and Sarah Newbold.  Kia loves orchestral playing and has freelanced with many orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Welsh National Opera and the Orchestra of St Paul's, with whom she toured China last year. She is currently principal flute of London Classical Soloists and Chelmsford Sinfonietta and co-principal flute of British Sinfonietta and the Welsh Session Orchestra. In 2012 Kia recorded "Blessing" for Deutsche Grammophon - a CD of new music by John Rutter (conducted by the composer) which featured a flute and harp duo with former Royal Harpist Katrin Finch. Kia is increasingly in demand as a private flute teacher and master class and course leader. She recently taught a flute choir course for Benslow Music and looks forward to leading three further courses this year. Upcoming performances include many orchestral concerts, a performance of Mozart Concerto in G with London Classical Soloists and several recitals with her partner Tim Carey. In addition to playing and teaching, Kia is London representative for BG/Garner headjoints and would be happy to arrange a trial for anyone interested in trying one of these. Kia is delighted to be invited back to her favourite flute course; Nordic Flutes!

Per Svansbo:
Per Svansbo was second flute in Örebro Symphony Orchestra 1979-1990 and taught flute at Örebro University 1997-2003.
He is now a tutor at Kumla School of Music as well as being busy freelancing with various chamber ensembles. He has made several recordings, radio and tv broadcasts.