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Clare Southworth


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, 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, masterclasses and workshops around the world. Her flute has taken her to Europe, America, and Japan 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.

She has recorded two acclaimed CD’s, Sonatas and Classic Touch, with her accompanist Tim Carey and they have worked together as a duo partnership for 16 years.

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. She is now Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music. 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, Purcell School and many engagements on behalf of the National Flute Association Flutewise.

Her books “Flute Aerobics”, “Light Aerobics” and “Sequentials” have become best sellers. Her new book “The Expression of Colour”, will be published this year. 

Clare is a Miyazawa International Artist.



Flute Study Books

Title Our Code
Flute Aerobics
SOU100
Light Aerobics
SOU105
Sequentials
SOU120