Hello Friends!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are enjoying a beautiful autumn season.

The Galway Team had a busy summer with another wonderful Galway Flute Festival in Weggis! For the first time, we live streamed lessons and recitals through Facebook Live, which exceeded 12 million views! Our sincerest thanks to everyone involved in helping make it a huge success. We are extremely grateful for our sponsors, who helped make the Festival possible and made it possible for us to award numerous headjoints and instruments to students! We are pleased to announce Barbara Kortmann and Stephen Clark as our 2016 Rising Stars, who will be returning next year to perform a recital!

Due to the large excitement generated by this year's festival, we anticipate a large amount of applicants for next year. Be sure to apply early, as space will be limited! Registration for the 2017 Galway Flute Festival will open 1 November 2016. We already have a fantastic list of Guest Artists for 2017!

We look forward to touring throughout Europe the next few months, along with our annual Residency at Villa Medici Giulini in Italy. You can learn more about our concerts and events on Sir James’ NEW website!  We are working hard on launching the full Galway Flute Academy, rebranding of the First Flute Foundation series and introducing the new Live Learn series. Sign up on the Galway Flute Academy website to be the first to know when they are launched! In the meantime, be sure to review your lessons on First Flute.

In addition to being busy with touring, concerts and educational events, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Gemeinhardt Flutes! Sir James worked very closely with Gemeinhardt to build a headjoint with a great attack and even tone in all three registers with possibility to change the colors. Sir James believes the color spectrum is greater on this headjoint than many of the leading brands. The Crusader headjoint is available at your local Gemeinhardt dealer in the next few months!

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming concerts or flute events. In the meantime, we wish you many hours of happy flute playing!

- Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway

Masterclass in Padua, Italy

7 October 2016

Autumn Residency in Briosco, Italy

3-6 November 2016
Spend 4 days in Italy with the Master and continue advancing to the next level of your flute playing! Your residency includes daily morning warm-ups with Sir James, masterclasses and ensemble coaching with Sir James and Lady Galway, pizza evening with the Galways, an ensemble concert and party!

3-6 November 2016
Villa Medici Giulini
Briosco, Italy
(40 minutes outside Milan)

Space will be limited. Apply now!

Autumn Residency in Dublin, Ireland

28-29 November 2016


The dates for the 2017 Galway Flute Festival in Weggis have been set!
Mark your calendars!

Registration opens 1 November 
Apply early!
Memories from the 
2016 Galway Flute Festival

2016 Galway Flute Festival Awards

Every year at the Galway Flute Festival, awards are given to students, which include scholarships to next year's festival, as well as headjoints and flutes that have been graciously donated by our sponsors.

Here is a look at this year's Awardees! 

Scholarship Recipients to the 2017 Galway Flute Festival

Leonie Wiermans, The Netherlands
Robin Graillot-Vuillecot, France
Begüm Ipekliogullari, Turkey
Laura Colgan, Northern Ireland

Headjoint & Rising Star Awardees

Axolile Hoza
South Africa

Gemeinhardt Crusader Flute

Amy Gillen

Gemeinhardt Roy Seaman Piccolo

Valerie Teresa Henning

Mancke Piccolo Headjoint
(donated by Adams European FluteCentre)

Lucas Martins Pedro

Emanuel Flutes, Silver Headjoint

Robert de Vries
South Africa

J.R. Lafin, Silver Headjoint

Ingrid Neset

Wm. S. Haynes Co., 5% Gold Headjoint

Stephen Clark

Nagahara Flutes, 16k Gold Headjoint
2016 Rising Star Award

Barbara Kortmann

2016 Rising Star Award

We had a great time last week at the last night of the
2016 BBC Proms in Hyde Park, London! 
Visit Sir James' NEW website for more information about our upcoming concerts and tours!
Lady Galway's Interview
An exclusive interview with Lady Jeanne Galway!

Keep an eye out for Lady Galway's new website complete with more interviews, blogs, photos & news coming very soon! Meanwhile, check our Facebook pages for photos and updates from our tours!

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