200 episodes

The #1 Flute Podcast Channel ‘Talking Flutes‘ where the recipe and ingredients are very simple. Take a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright). Then speak with some of the world‘s leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians. Top with mental health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

Talking Flutes‪!‬ Jean-Paul Wright & Clare Southworth

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

The #1 Flute Podcast Channel ‘Talking Flutes‘ where the recipe and ingredients are very simple. Take a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright). Then speak with some of the world‘s leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians. Top with mental health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

    A flute sound of claret with a hint of Prosecco! - E: 220 with Philippa Davies

    A flute sound of claret with a hint of Prosecco! - E: 220 with Philippa Davies

    "I want flute playing to be expansive and to communicate a story!

    This week on Talking Flutes, Clare speaks with the wonderful London flute player, and Professor at the Guildhall College of Music in London  Philippa Davis about how she started and always being very busy!!

    Philippa Davies has established an international reputation as one of the finest flautists currently performing. Originally Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra of GB, Philippa went on to train at the Royal College of Music with Douglas Whittaker and later William Bennett. She won many awards including the Tagore Gold Medal Prize, the National Federation of Music Societies award, the Mozart Memorial Prize and was a Park Lane Group Young Artist. She was a member of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s ensemble Fires of London, and of the ensembles Capricorn and Albion; currently she is part of the Nash Ensemble and London Winds directed by Michael Collins and plays in duo with Jan Willem Nelleke, piano, and with Maggie Cole, harpsichord.

    She was principal flute with the London Mozart Players, and continues to be a regular guest principal flute with all the main London orchestras. As a soloist, she has taken part in many international festivals since her debut at the BBC proms in 1988. She gives masterclasses, recitals and broadcasts, and performs concertos throughout the world with many orchestras.

    Philippa’s numerous recordings include Mozart’s entire original concertos and quartets, Bach’s Flute Sonatas, Romance of the Flute and Harp, Poulenc’s Flute Sonata, Giles Swayne’s Winter Solstice Carol with the King’s College Choir and all William Alwyn’s flute music. She is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has a summer International Flute Course in Cubertou, France.

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast recordings by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

    • 30 min
    What makes us tick? With Dr Rik Noyce E:219

    What makes us tick? With Dr Rik Noyce E:219

    "There's something really human about making a mistake!"

    This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with flute player, Professor and a Life Coach Dr Rik Noyce about nerves, confidence, imposter syndrome and much much more.  

    Just because you may not have followed the 'usual' route in to something, it doesn't mean you can't succeed!

    You find out more about Dr Noyce at https://www.riknoycedma.com

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

     

    • 59 min
    An unconventional musical journey. E: 218 with Abigail Burrows

    An unconventional musical journey. E: 218 with Abigail Burrows

    "We all flourish at different times and I wasn't ready when I was younger!"

    From musical prodigy to West End shows and orchestras with severe burn out along the way, this week on Talking Flutes, Clare speaks with musician, flute player and founder of the eFlute Festival Abigail Burrows.

    An enlightening podcast where Abbie speaks openly about the benefits and also difficulties that being a hugely talented and successful flute player at a young age brought upon her.

    After being completely burnt out after her first year at Music College, Abbie left the flute and music world behind as she dipped her toes in to other ways to earn a living.  However after a couple of years, the desire to get the flute out began to bubble up and she returned to practicing again.

    Now a very successful musician and flute player, Abbie explains how a career wobble doesn't mean and end to your musical journey and that it's vitally important that you remain authentic at all times, both to your music and also yourself.

    You can find our more about Abbie and also her eFlutes Festival at www.abigailburrows.com 

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

     

    • 30 min
    Your Voice! The transformational nature of Podcasting. E: 217 with Jean-Paul Wright & Dr Heidi Kay Begay

    Your Voice! The transformational nature of Podcasting. E: 217 with Jean-Paul Wright & Dr Heidi Kay Begay

    "It's not just speaking in to a microphone, its how podcasting can open up your flute playing and performance by enabling you to understand your own unique voice"

    This week 'Talking Flutes' combines with another flute podcast 'Flute 360'  with podcaster Dr Heidi Kay Begay and 'Talking Flutes Extra' host Jean-Paul Wright.

    We speak about how podcasting during the past 4 years has changed our own 'voice', and how it has made us better listeners, teachers and musicians.

    'We all have something to say in our own unique way.  There's room in this podcasting space for so many more musicians.  What are you waiting for!"

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ Flute Company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

     

     

     

    • 54 min
    Putting one foot in front of the other...literally! with Emma Brown E216

    Putting one foot in front of the other...literally! with Emma Brown E216

    "I'm still a flute player, It's just that I now have funny coloured legs"

    This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with a remarkable musician and flute player Emma Brown.  After a terrible accident two years ago in which Emma became a double leg amputee, Emma talks about her determination to become the flute player she wanted to be before the accident.  She also speaks about her lows, and also the determination, bloody mindedness and the humour which carries her forward as she builds her new normal.

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

    • 42 min
    PlayScore - the app than scans music and then plays it back! with creator Anthony Wilkes E:215

    PlayScore - the app than scans music and then plays it back! with creator Anthony Wilkes E:215

    "A brilliant app to quickly hear how a piece sounds!"

    Take a photo of a piece of music and your mobile will play it back to you!

    This week on 'Talking Flutes', Clare speaks with PlayScore Creator Anthony Wilkes about his brilliant app. The PlayScore 2 sheet music scanner takes traditional sheet music scanning to the next level, using the latest techniques in Optical Music Recognition.

    When you try this app you realise how invaluable it is for all musicians.  For example you can photograph a piano score of a piece of flute music and simply 'mute' the flute part.  You can then play along with the piano accompaniment.  Or if you don't know how something sounds, or you're interested in hearing the depths of a score, then simply scan with your phone and then you can choose what to listen to!!  You can also slow down an accompaniment without it losing pitch so you can learn to play a piece slowly!!!

    For more information on PlayScore visit the app store and download the free version PlayScore 2.  

    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

     

     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Fundamentally Flutey ,

Brilliant… whatever your level!

Great nuggets to inspire & inform. I enjoy this myself & recommend it to all my students too. Light hearted and informal with solid advice. Thank you.

Cyclestofailure ,

Nice 'bite-sized' flute podcasts!

At last!!...some nice 'bite-sized' short podcasts with some excellent practice and performance info.

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