Leila Marshall

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: Royal Northern College of Music

Leila grew up in Edinburgh and took up the flute at the age of ten. Soon after she started attending The Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she learnt with Sheena Gordon. She spent her final year of school at The Music School of Douglas Academy, and then attended The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a senior student to complete her Bachelor of Music degree where she studied flute with Katherine Bryan and piccolo with Janet Richardson. During her undergraduate studies Leila continued to perform with The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. She enjoyed some amazing highlights such as touring to China, playing the famous principal flute part in Ravels Daphnis and Chloe, and performing at The BBC Proms.

Since graduating Leila has gone on to win The Audrey Innes concerto prize at The Edinburgh Competition Festival and be appointed an ambassador of Live Music Now Scotland with her chamber group The Rosewood Duo. The Rosewood Duo have toured Scotland extensively and had the privilege of giving a solo recital in The Usher Hall earlier this year.

Leila is half way through her Master of Music degree at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she is studying with Kevin Gowland and Laura Jellico. She is thriving at The RNCM and in the next month will be performing in two public ‘Spotlight’ chamber recitals and playing principal flute and piccolo in the end of year symphony orchestra concert at The Bridge Water Hall. In July she will be performing with The Halle Orchestra as part of The Professional Enterprise Scheme that she won last year. She will begin her second and final year of postgraduate study at The RNCM this September.