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ZOË BOOTH BIOGRAPHY  

Zoë Booth is a flautist, teacher and musician working in the Southeast of England in the UK.  She is a busy performer, tutor, conductor, writer, arranger and examiner.

As a teenager Zoë Booth studied flute with Martin Feinstein, moving to Manchester to study - under a scholarship awarded from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - with Peter Lloyd and Richard Davis at the Royal Northern College of Music.  Whilst at college she also took lessons with many of the UK’s most respected players, including Wissam Boustany, Patricia Morris, Jo Boddington and Karen Jones.  In her playing career Zoë’s playing has been highly commended, and she has received several awards including the Hilda Collens Memorial Award, and prizes from the Music Sound Foundation and All Flutes Plus Senior Flute Competition.  As well as studying flute and piano, Zoë performs on several world flutes – the Japanese Shakuhachi, Chinese Dizi and North American Native Flutes to name but a few – as well as the alto flute and saxophone.

ZOË BOOTH PERFORMING

In her performing life Zoë has appeared regularly with the Galadriel Ensemble, a flute and strings ensemble which she established in 2000 to perform lunchtime and evening recitals of classical and contemporary music.  Since 2004 she has also performed with Pangenesis – a flutes and percussion duo with percussionist Dan Earley; the flexibility of this ensemble provides a vehicle to showcase Zoë’s enthusiasm for contemporary repertoire and world flutes, and Pangenesis’ mode of working also employs improvisation and collaborative work with other musicians, composers and performers within contemporary

ZOË BOOTH TEACHING AND CONDUCTING

ZOË BOOTH COMPOSING AND ARRANGING

Zoë Booth began writing and arranging music for flute and other instruments in 2000; her first publications were released in 2006.  Her flute choir pieces are highly in demand by British flute groups, and feature a wide range of well-known classical music and popular song titles alongside her own works; Zoë’s arrangement of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has achieved widespread notoriety amongst flute groups, and is performed regularly at eager performances across the UK and on youtube.  Original works by Zoë include ‘Dinosaurs’ (ten dinosaur portraits for solo flute from beginner to grade four), pieces for solo flute and works for flute choir including‘Symondsbury Farewell’ and ‘The Ash Groove’. More on composing and arranging>>

theatre. Zoë performs regularly with her recital piano accompanist, Rachael Buxton; as a freelance performer she works as an orchestral/ensemble flautist for concerts, opera, choral events, art installation projects and musicals.  More on performing>>


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