Tuesday 24 May 2016
Gitte Marcusson joins the RCM
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that acclaimed flautist Gitte Marcusson has been appointed professor of flute.
On her appointment, Gitte said: ‘I am honoured to be joining the Royal College of Music’s world-class woodwind faculty. It is a source of great excitement and inspiration for me to support talented flute students and guide them on the path to successful musical careers. I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to the RCM and found its flute department to be one of the finest in the world.’
An internationally renowned teacher, Gitte taught many of today’s outstanding flautists, including Adam Walker (London Symphony Orchestra, principal), Alex Jakeman (London Symphony Orchestra, second flute), Katherine Bryan (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, principal) and Joshua Batty (RTÉ Concert Orchestra, principal). Her own busy orchestral career includes performances with the National Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and her vast experience as a chamber musician has taken her to numerous festivals throughout Europe.
Simon Channing, Head of Woodwind at the RCM, said: ‘I’m thrilled that Gitte is joining the Royal College of Music’s woodwind faculty - she is a truly remarkable teacher and one of the most inspiring people one could ever meet. She will bring so much to the faculty and we can’t wait for her to start in September.’