Gitte Marcusson

Gitte Marcusson

Gitte Marcusson is Professor of Flute at Royal College of Music, London and musical director at Vänersborg School of Music near her home in Sweden.

Gitte is devoted to teaching and, in addition to her professorship at RCM, she coaches students worldwide in her London-based studio. She has taught many of today’s outstanding flautists, including Katherine Bryan, Principal Flute of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Adam Walker, Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra; Alex Jakeman, Principal Flute of the BBC Philharmonic; and Joshua Batty, Principal Flute Sidney Symphony Orchestra.

Gitte taught at Chethams School of Music for 16 years and is much in demand as guest professor giving classes at conservatories and colleges around the world. She is founder and director of Nordic Flute International Summer School.

As a student Gitte Marcusson left her native Denmark to study flute with Trevor Wye and Clare Southworth in Manchester. Later she continued her studies in London with Patricia Lynden, Patricia Morris and Rachel Brown.

After a decade living in London combining orchestral playing, chamber music and teaching she moved to Sweden where she was co-principal with Camerata Calluna Chamber Orchestra 2000-2010.

Her commitment to chamber music shows in the vast numbers of performances at societies and festivals throughout Europe. One of her 500 concerts for ”Live Music Now” was a performance at Buckingham Palace celebrating Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

She is a member of the faculty at Wildacres Flute Retreat, North Carolina, and will be returning to the Scottish International Flute Summer School in 2020 as well as being guest tutor at Flutes in Tuscany.

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