Gemma Crowther

"A wonderful contribution to The Purcell School" 
John Baine, The Purcell School

Combining classical and Irish traditional styles
to produce a fresh, exciting new sound . . .

Gemma has been fortunate enough to study under some of the UK’s finest teachers, including classical flautists Anna Pope, David Nicholson and the master Irish fiddle player Brendan Mulkere. She has taught alongside Brendan at the Mulkere Academy.

Gemma’s classical performances have taken her to Kew Gardens, HRH Prince Charles’ 50th birthday at Buckingham Palace, the Purcell Room, the Concert Halls of the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Barbican Centre and those of Nagoya and Tokyo.

Gemma's Irish traditional performances have taken her to Trafalgar Square, UK festivals and European sessions. She is a regular on the London and Munich Irish folk scenes.

Gemma Crowther, a flautist and whistle player who shares her time between London and Munich, comes from a long line of musicians.

Gemma plays both classical and Irish traditional music on a Boehm concert flute and has a repertoire which spans Irish folk tunes to the highest level classical solo, chamber & orchestral compositions.

A former pupil of the Purcell School,
Junior Royal Academy of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and Royal Irish Academy of Music, Gemma has taken part in masterclasses with some of the world’s most prolific solo flautists including James and Jeanne Galway, Wissam Boustany, Anna Noakes, Susan Milan and Michael McGoldrick.