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Alison Myles

Alison Myles


Alison Myles studied in the French Flute School tradition with the great flute player, Maxence Larrieu. Lessons and masterclasses by Peter Lloyd, Geoffrey Gilbert, James Galway and William Bennett have also influenced her style.

Before settling in the UK, Alison worked full time in Australia with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

After a successful Wigmore Hall debut recital, there followed five solo concert tours of Asia and Australia. These included many recitals with piano and harp, as well as broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. On two occasions, she was Artist in Residence at the Victorian College of the Arts. Ambassadorial concerts for both Australia and France have featured, and in the UK, many Music Society concerts and National Trust recitals. Her freelance orchestral work has included established contemporary ensembles with such venues as St John’s Smith Square and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

'Proving herself a sensitive and expressive artist at the Wigmore Hall, Australian flautist Alison Myles presented a varied programme with a strongly French flavour ...
But the performance to be remembered was the Poulenc Sonata whose Cantilena movement with its pure finely focussed flute tone and richness of piano chords achieved certainly an exquisite effect.'

(Daily Telegraph)

Alison's book Inspiring Flute Tone was published in 2015, to much critical acclaim:

'I just wanted to tell you how FANTASTIC I have found it! I love the fact that you’ve used so many gorgeous orchestral parts (my passion, of course!) and the texts are really great & very helpful. What a wonderful book you have created…


(Emily Beynon - Principal, Concertgebouw Orchestra; Visiting Professor, Royal Academy of Music)

'Congratulations! I was really happy to come across your book Inspiring Flute Tone. Many concise, to the point and helpful descriptions, illuminating the tonal essence of each excerpt you have provided, whilst giving the student space to experiment with their sound. I think it's wonderful how you have combined so many different orchestral, chamber and solo excerpts, all relevant to a modern day career, into this book. Highly recommended!'

(Adam Walker - Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra)

Inspiring Technique and Inspiring Articulation are to follow.     

Alison is an experienced teacher at degree level, having taught for many years at Royal Holloway, University of London. She works with performance students, post-graduate and international students, and enjoys giving performance masterclasses and coaching chamber music.

Other positions have been held at University of Reading, University of Tasmania, and the Australian National University, School of Music.

Handmade flutes by Powell and Arista give her playing a wealth of tone colour and imagination.

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