Clare Southworth G.R.N.C.M. P.P.R.N.C.M. Hon ARAM

Clare Southworth
Clare Southworth

Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music

Clare Southworth enjoys a highly successful and varied career as performer, teacher and author, and is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading flutists of her generation. Her many prizes include, International First Prize Winner of America’s National Flute Association Competition, Winner of North West Arts Platform and Prize Winner of the Madeira International Flute Competition.

One of only a few flutists to have launched a successful career as a solo performer and teacher, Clare is in great demand to present concerts, master-classes and workshops around the world. Her flute has taken her to Europe, America, Russia and Asia and she has performed as guest soloist for the American, German and British Flute Societies. She is renowned for her innovative programming, embracing a wide repertoire, combining both traditional and non-traditional genres and for her ability to combine performance with tuition at the highest level.


Clare has recorded four acclaimed CD’s (details here):

Sonatas CD cover
With Tim Carey, piano (iTunes)
Classic Touch CD cover
Classic Touch
 With Tim Carey, piano (iTunes)
Miyazawa Plays Caliendo CD cover
Miyazawa Plays Caliendo
The Bad Tempered Flute CD cover
The Bad Tempered Flute (buy)
Featuring the music of Andy Scott.


Chamber music has always played a major role in Clare’s career and she has recently formed Caliente! an exciting and unique trio with a line up of flute, tenor saxophone and harp featuring Andy and Lauren Scott.


Clare is recognized as one of the country’s leading flute teachers and was Professor of Flute at the R.N.C.M. for 17 years, a position that was offered to her only three years after Graduating. She has been Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music since 2001. Clare has always had a great deal of contact with young musicians, teaching for many years at RNCM Junior School, Chetham’s School of Music and The Purcell School.

Other work includes being a ‘mentor’ for the ARSBMs’ Professional Development Course for teachers and Clare has also written course work for the MTTP teacher development course at Reading University.


Her books “Flute Aerobics”, “Light Aerobics”, “Sequentials” and “The Expression of Colour”, have become best sellers.

Flute Aerobics by Clare Southworth book
Flute Aerobics
Light Aerobics by Clare Southworth book
Light Aerobics
Sequentials by Clare Southworth book
The Expression of Colour by Clare Southworth book
The Expression of Colour
Vocalise by Clare Southworth music book
J.S. Bach Suites No. 1 & 2 by Clare Southworth music book
J.S. Bach Suites No. 1 & 2
Flute Aerobics, Light Aerobics and Sequentials are available from JustFlutes.
The Expression of Colour, Vocalise, and J.S. Bach Suites No. 1 & 2 are available from Astute Music.

Last year Clare launched Flute Reboot an on-line teaching programme for players returning to the flute or for established players seeking new ideas and this year she is launching Kick-Start, a unique on-line beginner course for flute.

Clare is a Miyazawa International Artist and flute editor of Astute Music.

In her “free” time, Clare plays golf and loves to cook!

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