Taylor Maclennan

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: Royal College of Music

Taylor MacLennan has recently reveived his Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music with distinction under the guidance of Daniel Pailthorpe and Paul Edmund-Davies and will continue to study at the RCM on the Artist Diploma course in September. He began his musical training at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. During this period, he was awarded the Director’s Recital Prize of St Mary’s Music School and won the British Flute Society’s annual competition. Recent awards include a Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the 2014 RCM Flute Prize and The Knights of the Round Table Award. Taylor has collaborated with conductors Lionel Friend and John Butt and has performed under the batons of Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Roger Norrington. Taylor has appeared at many of the UK’s leading festivals, such as the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival and has been involved in numerous BBC broadcasts. He is a founding member of the contemporary music group Explore Ensemble, which will make an appearance at this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Taylor’s studies are generously supported by the Dewar Arts Awards, the Caird Trust as well as a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award.