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David Cuthbert



Junior Trinity
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

David Cuthbert playing the flute


David studied the flute at the Royal Academy of Music where he was the recipient of the Chris Taylor Flute Award and the winner of The AFP Flute Prize and The Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize. After graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree and a Distinction for his Postgraduate studies David has gone on to have a busy and varied career.

Prior to his studies at the Royal Academy of Music David went to the Junior Department of the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

After leaving the Royal Academy of Music David was a holder of the Junior Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and a member of Southbank Sinfonia in 2004. He went on to win the Wind Chamber Music section of the Royal Overseas League Competition in 2008 and was a Woodwind Finalist in 2006.

David has been invited to play Guest Principal Flute with the country’s leading orchestras including Britten Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Opera North, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet.

David has played at the BBC Proms on many occasions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia.

In the last five years David has worked more in the studio recording for numerous films, TV and commercials. He can be heard on the soundtracks to blockbusters movies playing flute, piccolo, alto and bass flute on Avengers:Endgame, Shazam, Dumbo and the upcoming James Bond Film ‘No Time To Die’.

David also works in the West End where he deputises for the Lion King, Wicked, Les Miserables and Mary Poppins. He has played and toured with Sting recording his studio album ‘Symphonicities’ with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. In 2020 David played on Gary Barlow’s Number 1 album ‘Music Played by Humans’.

David is passionate about education and has been involved with the education departments of the Britten Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta and tutoring for the Britten Sinfonia Academy. David also teaches the flute at Sevenoaks School, the London Oratory, Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School and Godolphin and Latymer.

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Junior Trinity is a Saturday Music Department for 3-19 year olds. We were the first Junior Department of a UK Conservatoire to open its doors to schoolchildren on Saturdays in 1906. Since then thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, it is our aim to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give our students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.

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