Meet our flautist

Hear how Lucy Rowan, a flautist from Scotland, is looking forward to inspiring young musicians in Antigua.
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Lucy Rowan

We are thrilled to introduce Lucy Rowan, a talented flautist from Moffat, Scotland, who will be joining the Commonwealth Resounds team for our upcoming trip to Antigua. Lucy is currently an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music (RCM), studying with Gitte Marcusson and Emer McDonough as a Leverhulme Scholar.

A New Musical Journey

Lucy’s passion for music is evident through her charismatic playing and dedication to showcasing the diverse repertoire of the flute. She has performed with various ensembles at RCM, including the Philharmonic, Repertoire Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, and has participated in numerous chamber music concerts and external events. Additionally, she is the principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Symphony Orchestra and plays with the Odyssey Festival Orchestra. Before college, Lucy was a flautist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Before starting her studies in London, Lucy was a pupil of Sheena Gordon at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Junior Department and studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy. She spent 10 years at the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, developing her skills and passion for music.

Lucy is also a keen chamber musician and a founding member of the Taleggio Ensemble, a wind quintet and piano ensemble, as well as the Apollo Duo for flute and harp. She has engaged internationally, working with Professor Mario Caroli at the Saline Royal Academy in France and attending the Flautissimo International Flute Festival in 2021 and 2023. In September 2024, Lucy will attend the Conservatoire de Paris for an ERASMUS+ programme, studying with Philippe Bernold.

“I believe spending this time teaching and collaborating with young people in Antigua will be a life-changing experience and will give me a completely new perspective on classical music and its importance around the world. The freedom and creativity that comes with making music as a young person is so special! After having met the Antigua & Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra in London, I am very excited to see them again and I look forward to seeing the result of their musicians creativity and hard work!”

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