My Journey

Elizabeth started the flute at eight years old at her local primary school and was taught by Christine Lorriman. She completed her BMus(Hons) degree and ABRSM and LRSM diplomas at Birmingham Conservatoire where her teachers were Jonathan Rimmer, Marie Christine Zupancic and the piccolo with Andrew Lane. During this time she had the chance to play Debussy’s Trio Sonata with musicians Cathy White (harp) and Robin Ireland (viola) as part of the Chamber Music Week. Elizabeth has been in several masterclasses with James Galway, Trevor Wye, Robert Winn, Paul Edmund Davies and Wissam Boustany.

Elizabeth later studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance during her Masters and completing her FTCL Diploma. She studied with Anna Pope, Robert Winn and Paul Edmund Davies. Elizabeth now freelances throughout the UK and has performed recitals at venues including St John’s Smith Square, Regents Hall, Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Her most recent performances include giving a recital as part of the Trinity College of London Honorary Awards Ceremony in 2019 and a performance at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the National Choral Competition this year.




Performance

Orchestra

Elizabeth has worked with several orchestras. She has performed Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Heart of England Chamber Orchestra and St Bennedict’s Orchestra. She has also been involved in several schemes including the Welsh National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. Elizabeth was also part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Open Sound Project and toured with the London New Opera Group performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’.

Freelance / other work

Elizabeth’s other work includes shows and festivals. She has done extensive work with the Phoenix Theatre Company performing Oliver, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera. She previously was part of the folk fusion group Blatherskites who played at several folk festivals and released an album during their time together. Elizabeth regularly performs for events and functions throughout the UK.

Chamber Music

Elizabeth is also a very keen chamber musician and worked with several different groups. This has included flute and harp, flute trio, and flute and violin. She currently plays with the woodwind group Ulmus Trio and the flute and violin duo Flo.

Flo Duo

After discovering each other’s passion for chamber music, we formed Flo with the intention of performing concerts and playing at events and functions. We have bases in both the United Kingdom and Sweden, meaning we are available for events in either country. We enjoy playing a variety of music including classical, folk, and jazz, both in concerts, and at weddings and functions. We are excited about our upcoming concert program including collaborations with up and coming composers.

Grace Buttler(Violin)

Grace began playing the violin aged 4 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and completed her Masters in Symphonic Orchestral Performance at Gothenburg University in 2018, having completed her undergraduate in 2016 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  Since 2016 Grace has played with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra in many of their concerts including their recent productions of A Christmas Carol, Candide, Camelot and the official launch. She has also played with many semi-professional ensembles including Orchestra Vitae, the London Beethoven Project, and Siegfried Camerata. Grace has performed in the orchestras for several theatrical works including the recent production of West Side Story at Bishopsgate Institute, the onstage band for the new musical Princess Caraboo at the Finborough Theatre in 2016, Shadwell Opera’s highly successful productions of The Magic Flute and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and the band for London Contemporary Theatre Company’s radio version of A Christmas Carol the stage play of She Stoops to Conquer. Grace is also an accomplished chamber musician, being a member of Horizon String quartet throughout her time at Trinity Laban, as well as performing with a number of other ensembles such as Vibellos in Scott Quinn's video of Fallible Creatures (Acoustic) (by Mahogany Sessions).

Ulmus Trio

Ulmus Trio formed in 2016. Liz, Erica, and Meghan met while they were all studying at Birmingham Conservatoire. They are experienced, professional musicians who work as educators and performers. The trio undertakes a wide range of work from workshops to concerts to functions, across the UK.

Erica Sinclair (Clarinet)

Erica is originally from Caithness in the north Highlands. From 2009-2013, she studied clarinet on the BMus programme at Edinburgh Napier University under Alison Waller, graduating with First Class Honours. She was involved in university concerts as a soloist and with the university ensembles, performing Malcolm Arnold’s Second Clarinet Concerto with the chamber orchestra in her final year. As a former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, she performed in a joint Prom concert with the BBC SSO in 2012, and as principal bass clarinettist on the orchestra’s 2015 tour to China. She also participated in NYOS’s Camerata and Futures ensembles. From 2013-2015, Erica continued her studies with the MMus programme at Birmingham Conservatoire, under Sally Harrop, Mark O’Brien and Michael Harris. She was regularly involved in local and college orchestras and ensembles on clarinet, harp and basset horn. She also achieved a place on the CBSO Training Scheme.  She graduated with Masters with Distinction. Erica is currently based in Birmingham, teaching and performing regularly throughout the UK.

Meghan Killen (Bassoon)

Meghan graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 where she achieved a first class BMus (Hons) degree studying the bassoon. She studied with Shelly Organ, John Orford, Sarah Burnett and Andy Watts and has taken part in masterclasses with Ole Kristian Dahl and Jonathan Small. During her time there, Meghan was principal of the Conservatoire’s Symphony Orchestra, Repertoire Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Thallein Ensemble, Composers Orchestra and Pops Orchestra. In her final year, Meghan won the Nicholas Hunka Bassoon Prize competition and was highly commended in the Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Prize competition. She now works as a freelance musician and teacher, both privately and for the Birmingham Music Service and plays regularly as a freelance musician.

Teaching



Elizabeth is a highly recognised teacher. Her pupils range from complete beginners to advanced. She has worked with several organisations including the Junior Birmingham Conservatoire and Flutewise. Elizabeth also currently teaches at the University of Chichester.

Elizabeth was the founder of Little Flutes which runs several workshops throughout the year.

During the pandemic she published a blog giving tips and advice for other flute teachers which can be accessed here along with excellent free theory recourses!

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Little Flutes

Little Flutes runs several workshops through out the year. The groups vary from beginners to advanced and for different age groups.

The workshops look at a variety of things from ensemble work to musical games, to performance practise and much more!

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Liz Has reinspired my 15 year old daughter to pick up her flute again. The lessons are thorough and go above and beyond."
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Caroline

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January

17th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project

27th Flo Event with Sweat and Sound

28th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project

30th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project


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February

7th Trinity Symphony Orchestra Shapeshifters Concert

8th Trinity Symphony Orchestra Shapeshifters Concert

13th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project

24th Ulmus Trio Chamber Music Concert at Stanborough Park Church

25th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project

28th London Philharmonic Orchestra Open Sound Project

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March

3rd Mozart G Major Concerto and Reinecke Flute Concerto

6th London Philharmonic Orchetsra Open Sound Project

8th Flo Violin and Flute Event

15th Flute and Harp Chamber Music Day Trinity Laban College of Music and Drama

30th Flutewise Event

31st St Bennedicts Orchestra

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7th Ulmus Trio Midland Wedding Show at National Motorcycle Museum

9th Wolingham Flutewise

14th Flo Busking Hammersmith

25th London Philharmonic Open Sound Project

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3th Flo Concert Gillingham

7th Flo Concert Chichester Festival

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June

3rd James Layton New Composition
15th Flo Sweat and Sound
17th LPO Open sound Project
22nd Flo Gig Cancer Research

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July

12th Ulmus Trio Concert
20th Flo Sweat and Sound Session

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August

1st Ulmus Trio Concert St Alfege Church, Greenwich

13th Ulmus Trio Music in Hospitals
17th Ulmus Trio Wedding

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11th Flute and Piano Concert with Richard Shaw at Regents Hall

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November

23rd Ulmus Trio Concert St Hilda's Church Birmingham 7.30pm

27th Flutewise Event

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December

5th Flute and Piano Recital as part of Trinity Honorary Awards Ceremony

7th Ulmus Trio Concert Daisy Hill 7.30pm

7th Ulmus Trio Concert Manchester Cathedral 7.30pm

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