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Luke Strevens


Luke has worked as a professional flautist and teacher for over 30 years. Principal Flute with English Touring Opera, he has also worked in a broad range of musical styles from Opera, Ballet, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras to West End Shows and Pop.

Orchestral Experience

Current Position 
English Touring Opera (formerly Opera 80)            

Current Freelance

Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Welsh National Opera 
London Concert Orchestra
Milton Keynes City Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
Worthing Symphony Orchestra 
Johann Strauss Gala
Southern Sinfonia 
City of London Sinfonia
Thames Chamber Orchestra 

Principal Flute                  
1985 present              

Flute & Piccolo
Principal & Piccolo
Flute & Piccolo

Prior to 2005: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, English National Ballet & Royal Opera House Covent Garden


London Metropolitan Orchestra                                            Flute, Piccolo & Alto Flute
Recording of Mozart Quartets in C & D Cirrus Ensemble
Soloist on Philip Ledger's 'Requiem' (Regent Label)
National Symphony Orchestra.                                             Flute, Piccolo & Alto Flute
Phantom of the Opera

The Baker's Wife, Phoenix Theatre London
Sunset Boulevard
Into the Woods, Donmar Warehouse
Enter the Guardsman, Donmar Warehouse
Born Again, Chichester

Regular deputy
Flute Chair
1st deputy 
Regular deputy

1987 to present
Also has worked with Shirley Bassey, Luther Vandross, Moody Blues, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson & Alfie Boe

Chamber Music & Solo

Thames Chamber Orchestra at St Martin in the Fields     
Chamber Music with Chamber Academy Ensemble Denmark
Flute and Organ recitals Southern Norway
National Symphony Orchestra - Premieres of two works for Solo Flute and Orchestra by Francois Glorieux (Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels)
Cirrus Ensemble - Hurstpierpoint & Shoreham by Sea, Lancing Festival
Solo & chamber music performances at: Long Newnton Festival, Concertos at Entrecasteaux Festival, London Virtuosi Madrid, Valencia Spain, Musica Nel Chiostro Italy & Concertante of London

Education Work & Teaching

English Touring Opera: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Feathered Ogre
Coaching: Guildhall Junior Department, Essex Youth Orchestra, Croydon Youth Orchestra
Adjudicator for BBC Young Musician 1st Round, Royal College of Music 3rd Year and Final Recitals, Junior Guildhall Assessments
Teaching: Sevenoaks School, London Oratory School, St George's College Weybridge, Radlett Prep, Tring School, Royal Masonic School, Cothill School, Chandlings Manor School,Chesham Grammar School


Guildhall School of Music & Drama
       Studying with Edward Beckett, also privately with William Bennett and Peter Lloyd

       Baroque Flute with Stephen Preston

with Marcel Moyse, Geoffrey Gilbert and Alain Marion

Other Skills

Orchestral Contractor
Musica Nel Chiostro, Batignano Italy, Uxbridge Choral Society
Union Steward: English Touring Opera since 2002
Record Producer: 'Fantaisie' Edward Beckett with London Festival Orchestra. Black Box label

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Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo