Visiting Professor - Piccolo
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Area of WorkWind, Brass and Percussion Department
Sameeta Gahir began learning the flute at the age of eight, and the piccolo two years later. Growing up in London, she attended Alleyn's School as a music scholar, and performed with youth orchestras including London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra as both Principal Flute and Piccolo.
In 2007, Sameeta became a Sir Thomas Beecham scholar at the University of Durham, which enabled her to study with the Principal Flute of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Juliette Bausor. In 2009, Sameeta started studying for a Bachelor of Music degree at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with first class honours in 2013. Sameeta then embarked upon a two-year Master of Music course at the Köln Hochschule für Musik with Robert Winn. She was appointed Principal Piccolo of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra during the first year of that course.
Sameeta is grateful for the generous support by the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation and the Royal Philharmonic Society.