Sir James Galway backing young Harpenden flautist

PUBLISHED: 10:01 19 August 2011

Jade with Sir James and Lady Galway

Jade with Sir James and Lady Galway

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TALENTED flautist Jade Bultitude is hoping to attract sponsorship to enable her to push ahead with her soaring career.

Jade, 21, who lives in Park Rise, Harpenden, is principal flute for the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and has recently got back from the Sir James Galway International Masterclass.

The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra is Britain’s leading orchestra for young musicians on the threshold of their professional careers and provides invaluable experience to those who are studying or have recently completed their training but are not yet established in the profession.

The former Roundwood Park student is currently attending the Birmingham Conservatoire where she studies with Jonathan Rimmer. She has regularly been principal flute of the symphony orchestra and also been principal of the City of Birmingham’s Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Jade hopes to broaden her experience by pursuing a post-graduate course in America but she has been told to upgrade her flute – and with that expected to cost in the region of £35,000 she is hoping to attract sponsorship to help her with the purchase.

She is a regular participant in Sir James Galway’s international flute course in Weggis, Switzerland, one of only a few UK students to be picked.

This year, voted by her fellow students, she was awarded a £3,000 flute accessory, specially engraved for the class. which was presented to her by Lady Jeanne Galway with the words: “Congratulations Jade. You are a star!”

Jade’s talent on the flute became clear very early – she first began playing the instrument at Harpenden Musicale and at the age of 12, she joined the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Nicholas Bricht where she was principal flute in the wind orchestra and symphony orchestra.

She was a regular of the Musicale senior orchestra and its young artist programme as well as being principal flute for the National Children’s Wind Sinfonia, National Children’s Wind Orchestra and the National Youth Chamber Orchestra as well as the Herts Schools Symphony Orchestra and the County Youth Orchestra.

In addition Jade has performed many solo recitals including St Mary Le Bow Church and St Vedast Church in Cheapside, London, St John’s Church in Notting Hill and the Hitchin Music Festival.

Anyone who can help Jade with sponsorship is asked to contact her on 07824 638533 or email jade.bultitude@hotmail.com

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