Daniel Pailthorpe

Principal Flute - BBC Symphony Orchestra



Daniel was our very first special guest hosting the first Flute Cocktail workshop in 2004.

At the age of 24, Daniel Pailthorpe was appointed Principal Flute of the English National Opera Orchestra, a position he held for ten years. He is currently Co-Principal Flute with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and enjoys a busy freelance career appearing frequently as guest principal with many orchestras, notably the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He is a founder member of the chamber ensemble Conchord with which he has recorded solo and chamber works by Poulenc, Bach and George Crumb on the ASV and Black Box labels.

As a student he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, USA and made his London solo debut in the Park Lane Group Young Artists' Series. He is a Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music and is a keen advocate of the modern wooden flute.