Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Peter Lloyd was a distinguished British flautist and teacher. Born in Dorset, he studied flute with Edward Walker at the Royal College of Music. After starting his orchestra career as a second flute of the Scottish National Orchestra, he went to study flute with Fernand Caratgé in Paris who made him do three hours of concentrated practice every day and insisted on perfection as well.
Upon return Lloyd took the principal flute position in the BBC Northern Orchestra in Manchester, yet occasionally returned to Paris to take lessons with Jean-Pierre Rampal and later with Marcel Moyse. In London he was asked to become a second Principal flute (replacing James Galway) of the London Symphony orchestra along with William Bennett where he spent most of his career.
Peter Lloyd recorded numerous film scores with John Williams, and many of John's flute parts were written with Peter's sound in mind. Additionally, he was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and member of chamber ensembles: the Tuckwell Wind Quintet and the English Taskin Players. After his player’s career which he had to give up due to his health issues, he taught six years at the Indiana University and went back to the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester where he taught until his retirement in 2012.