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Linda Verrier

Linda is Canadian although she has lived, and studied, in England since her early teens. She studied with many flute teachers from the UK , North America and France; all of whom have been inspirational and have had a profound effect and have shaped her philosophy of teaching and flute playing.

Linda has performed in North America and Europe and, as a soloist, has been recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. As an orchestral player she has performed in many concerts and recordings under various record labels and TV companies including the Georg Solti / Kiri Te Kanawa Strauss Gala Concert – now on worldwide release. She appears on Chandos’ highly acclaimed recording of Charles Ives’s Unanswered Question (with the BBC Philharmonic) for four solo flutes, trumpet and stringed orchestra.

Linda’s flute playing has been described as ‘highly accomplished…graceful and fluid’ by the Daily Telegraph and she was a prize-winner in the prestigious flute competition held by the National Flute Association of America (NFA) in New Orleans in 1989.

As a dedicated teacher, Linda holds teaching posts at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Chetham’s School of Music and the University of Manchester.

Linda composed the flute choir piece; Ribbons – a fantasy which was recorded in 2011 and will receive its UK premiere at the 2012 BFS convention in Manchester. Ribbons is a flute ‘showpiece’, displaying beauty within contemporary techniques and integrates professional and amateur standards alike, making it an ideal convention contribution. Ribbons is dedicated to, and written for, her students – past and present – from Chetham’s. Another of Linda’s compositions is Headlands (written for the Tempest Flute Trio) which received its premiere at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival in February 2012 and will be performed in Las Vegas in the NFA flute convention in August 2012. Linda does have several ongoing commissions but is currently working on a trio for viola, flute and clarinet.