About

Megan is a freelance flute and piccolo player based in London. She performs repertoire from a variety of contexts including solo, chamber and orchestral. 

 

Currently a Trinity College London Scholar studying for a Master of Arts degree in Music, she receives tuition on flute from Anna Pope and on piccolo from Christopher Green. Prior to this, Megan studied flute with Emma Halnan whilst completing her Bachelor of Arts degree reading Music at the University of Cambridge. 

 

Megan enjoys experimenting and engaging with a wide range of ensembles and repertoires. She is a member of the Athena Flute Quartet, formed with other postgraduate Trinity Laban flautists. Their core repertoire largely spans from the Romantic era up until the present day. Megan has also joined the saxophonist Tatjana Sandhöfer and the pianist Dominic Bentham to form the Sapphire Trio, exploring contemporary compositions written for this particular ensemble. In addition to these two chamber groups, she also regularly participates in The Playground at the Rambert Studios. Working in collaboration with dancers, she improvises music on flute to accompany their choreography.   

 

During her undergraduate studies Megan was awarded a Kellaway Instrumental Scholarship and twice received the Karen Kerslake Memorial Prize from her college of St Catharine’s, as well as being chosen to premiere their termly Master's Lodge recital series in March 2017. She performed numerous recitals at various other colleges, including Trinity Hall and Magdalene. Megan was also very involved in the orchestral field. She was appointed as both the piccolo player and principal flautist during her membership with the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra as well as performing with numerous college orchestras, including those of King's and Trinity. 

 

During her time at Cambridge, Megan established links with various external engagements. The most notable of these are Joy Lisney's Seraphin Project and Stephen Armstrong's project to record the entire repertoire of Sir Edward Elgar. Megan is still actively involved in both of these projects. 

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