Professorial Staff - Piccolo and Flute
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF
Siobhan Grealy began her studies at the Royal College of Music and went on to postgraduate studies at The Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with William Bennett, and then in France with Charles Dagnino. As a young artist, Siobhan won numerous prizes, awards and competitions, which launched her career as a chamber musician and soloist appearing throughout the UK and Europe in concert halls, on television and on radio.
Orchestral success also followed and Siobhan became established as the foremost freelance player in London before eventually accepting a position with the London Symphony Orchestra as their Second Flute. As a member of the LSO, Siobhan toured the world, recorded extensively both live in concert and commercially for film soundtracks such as Harry Potter. She also appeared as a chamber musician, an adjudicator, worked as part of the LSO’s award winning education team and gave masterclasses and workshops at the music colleges in London.
Siobhan’s experience as a freelance orchestral musician and then as a member of the LSO has, unusually, seen her in demand as both a principal player as well as a section player and principal piccolo. Guest principal appearances include the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Chamber music has always played a large part of Siobhan’s musical life as a member of The Wakeford Ensemble she has performed the flute, harp, clarinet and string repertoire throughout the UK since 1992.
Siobhan left the LSO in 2013 and moved to Scotland, which has lengthened her commute to London only slightly as the flights are somewhat faster than South West trains! She is still in demand with her London colleagues and also now appears regularly in the commercial recording studios recording sound tracks such as How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Alice Through the Looking Glass.