Yet another exciting event announcement here this week: renowned British composer and flutist Ian Clarke will be presenting a masterclass here at the Indy Flute Shop on Wednesday, April 18th! Details are still in the works, but Clarke will be working with university students from some of our esteemed flute studios around the state, as well as performing and presenting some of his own works! You really don’t want to miss this.

Ian Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world. His compositions are performed across the globe and these wide-ranging published works have established themselves as some of the most exciting flute repertoire of today and are being embraced by internationally acclaimed performers, syllabuses, teachers, colleges & students alike.

Ian has performed as a featured guest soloist and teacher at major conventions and events in Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Japan, many European countries and numerous times for the British Flute Society (BFS) and for the NFA (National Flute Association) in the USA. In his career he has performed in genres ranging from classical opera to a guest appearance with rock group Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson. Through leading, co-leading and taking part in a myriad of flute events, Ian has enjoyed working with all ages and stages in flute-land and beyond. A prize-winning student, Ian studied part-time with Simon Hunt, Averil Williams and Kate Lukas of the Guildhall School of Music, London. He concurrently studied Mathematics at Imperial College, London graduating with Honours. Ian is professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is an International Miyazawa Flute artist.

As always, watch the IFS Facebook page for an event posting. Save the date for this exciting and informative event!