Holly Cook

Award: Emerging Excellence Award

Year: 2012

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: London

Website: www.hollycook.co.uk

Holly Cook works as a freelance flautist, who, in addition to classical flute, performs on a number of non-Western flutes and whistles. Her career to date has included a mentorship with the BBC Concert Orchestra with principal flautist Ileana Ruheman, and performances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Late Junction. She has recorded on Katie Melua’s 2013 album Ketevan, and with folk band Skinny Lister on whistles. Holly has also performed on a number of flutes, panpipes and whistles at the Spitalfields Music Festival, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and in ENO’s John Cage Musicircus. Holly was delighted to have been awarded a Help Musicians UK Emerging Excellence Award in 2012. She is a Selected Artist for Making Music’s Concert Promoter’s Group, and has completed a role as the Richard Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance during 2011 – 2012.  

Holly graduated with a Master's degree with a distinction in performance from Trinity Laban in 2009, where she studied flute with Anna Noakes and ethnic flutes with Tony Hinnigan and Andy Findon. She has gratefully received scholarships from Help Musicians UK, the Richard Carne Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, EMI Sound Foundation and the Elizabeth Wright Charitable Trust.

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