David Sumbler

David Sumbler has been principle flautist of the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra for over 20 years. His musical education began at Manchester Grammar School with flute lessons, continuing at Oxford University and later the Northern School of Music- one of the forerunners of the Royal Northern College of Music. David also holds a degree from Durham University and is a member of The Aeolian Duo with harpist Eira Lynn Jones.

David is a versatile musician and his work as a freelance flautist and as an examiner for Trinity College, London has taken him to many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India and the West Indies. As a composer, several of his works have been recorded and broadcast. The Nightingale written in collaboration with the librettist Kenneth Hodgkinson, was a piece commissioned by the Northern Chamber Orchestra. It was later recorded with narration by Daphne Oxenford and achieved great success.

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