Composer Information: Trevor Wye
Trevor Wye studied the flute privately both with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and has made several solo recordings.
He was formerly a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London and for 21 years at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Trevor Wye is the author of the famous Practice Books for the flute, which have received world wide acclaim and have been translated into eleven other languages. More recently, his highly praised book Efficient Practice was published in English and four other languages. During the year, he teaches at his Flute Studio in Kent, a unique residential course for postgraduate students, and travels throughout the world including annual appearances in the USA, Europe, Taiwan and Japan giving concerts, including the spectacular Carnival Show, 50 Variations on the Carnival of Venice for 60 Flutes and piano. He also gives master classes and enjoys serving on juries for international competitions, always traveling in business class, having a fear of it being known that he crashed in economy.
In 1990 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music by the Duchess of Kent. In 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the USA National Flute Association.
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