Clare Southworth is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading flutists of her generation, with a highly successful and varied career as a performer, teacher and author. Her publications include “Flute Aerobics”, “Light Aerobics”, “Sequentials”, “The Expression of Colour” and “Flute Reboot”, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past two years, in conjunction with TJFlutes, Clare has co-presented the very successful and multi-million downloaded ‘Talking Flutes’ podcast.
One of only a few flutists to have launched a successful career, combining performance, teaching and writing at the highest level. Clare throughout her career has been in great demand to present concerts, master-classes and workshops around the world, including Europe, America, Russia and Asia. She is renowned for her innovative programming and embracing a wide repertoire, combining both traditional and non-traditional genres.
Her many prizes include: International First Prize Winner of America’s National Flute Association Competition, Winner of North West Arts Platform and Prize Winner of the Madeira International Flute Competition.
Clare has recorded four solo CD’s, Sonatas and Classic Touch with her accompanist Tim Carey, Miyazawa Plays Caliendo and The Bad Tempered Flute featuring the music of Andy Scott. Chamber music has always played a major role in Clare’s career with the Pembridge Ensemble, Aquarius, Bamboozle, Contrasts and Caliente.
Clare’s dedication to teaching has led to Professorships at two of the world’s top conservatoires and she is recognized as one of the country’s leading flute teachers. Her first position as Professor of Flute at the R.N.C.M. was offered to her only three years after graduating, and one that she held for 17 years before joining the Royal Academy of Music as Professor of Flute for another 17 years.
Clare has been committed to teaching the next generation of musicians, and worked for many years at RNCM Junior School, Chetham’s School of Music and The Purcell School. She has also worked as a mentor for the ARSBMs’ Professional Development Course for teachers and written course work for the MTTP teacher development course at Reading University.
Clare is a Miyazawa International Artist and flute editor of Astute Music.