Copyright 2017 Martyn Shaw

About me

I am a UK based flautist based in Manchester with a particular specialism in early flutes, including the baroque flute, classical flute and 'pre-Boehm'nineteenth-century flutes. I am a Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music, Assistant to the Head of Woodwind at Chetham's School of Music, and an External Examiner at the University of Huddersfield


As a performer I have worked with many of the country's leading period-instrument ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, London Handel Orchestra and Ex-Cathedra.


My doctoral research focussed on the work of Charles Nicholson (1795-1837), in early nineteenth-century performance practice.  I have a particular interest in the interelationship which existed between Nicholson's flute, his performance practice and pedagogy. Other research interests including early dance, the development of the conservatoire and leadership in music education.


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