Roderick Seed

Instrument: Flute
Education: Master of Music
Language: English

Roderick Seed is a British flute player, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010.

He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2009,where he won the “Paddy Purcell Award” – an Entrance Scholarship – to study with William Bennett, OBE. He went on to study with Lorna McGhee, the principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has also studied with Sebastian Bell, Kate Hill and Pat Morris (piccolo). He has had masterclasses with Emily Beynon, Emmanuel Pahud, Jacques Zoon, David Takeno (violin professor) and Shigenori Kudo.

In September 2010 Roderick was a First Prize Winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition (New York) and in October he performed at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

Roderick has given recitals and concerts in venues such as Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh Festival), St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and Westminster Cathedral, as well as concert halls in Hungary, Germany and USA. He has played with London Octave as guest principal flute and has toured Europe as soloist in Malcolm Arnold’s Flute Concerto with West Sussex County Orchestra. Most recently, he has given concerts and masterclasses in Canada and Japan. He has played alongside flautists such as William Bennett and Denis Bouriakov.

Roderick is a keen advocate of new music, having worked with many composers whilst still a student. He has premiered many chamber works by young composers and also a concerto by Nimrod Borenstein as a result of winning the solo award at the London Concerto Competition. In 2010, he gave a premiere of a new work written especially for him by Eddie McGuire at the British Flute Society Convention in Manchester.

Roderick is an active teacher and teaches at his studio in Vancouver . He was Teaching Assistant at the William Bennett International Flute Summer School in 2009 and 2010. He has also given masterclasses at the Lizst Academy in Budapest, Hungary and for the Royal Muscat Philharmonic Orchestra in Oman. More recently, he gave classes in Toyko and Kyoto, Japan on the Moyse 24 studies and the basic principles of music.

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