Eilidh Gillespie - Profile
Eilidh is a young flautist who has established herself as a dynamic, versatile performer and teacher. After completing her studies at the Royal College of Music, Eilidh spent the first few years of her professional career in Hong Kong. She has now returned to the UK where she works as a freelance orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist and teacher.
Eilidh moved to Hong Kong in 2004 to take up the position of Principal Flute with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Besides regular orchestral concerts, this job involved playing for opera and ballet productions, educational work, recording sessions and tours to destinations such as Japan, mainland China and Europe.
Solo and Chamber Work
Eilidh has given numerous recital and concerto performances in Hong Kong, as well as at home in Scotland and in London.
Eilidh studied Music at the University of Edinburgh, where she was awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Instrumental Scholarship and studied flute with David Nicholson. Eilidh graduated in 2002 with a first class honours degree. Eilidh went on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, graduating with Distinction in 2004. Her studies at the RCM were funded by an Andrew Fraser Scholarship, Sir James Caird Scholarship, and a Craxton Memorial Trust Award. Eilidh studied flute with Simon Channing, Paul Edmund Davies and Jaime Martin; Piccolo with Stewart McIlwham; Baroque Flute with Rachel Brown; and orchestral training with Celia Chambers.
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