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Born in Bristol in 1977, Ian Mullin began flute lessons at the age of nine. Two years later
he won a music scholarship to Bristol Cathedral School. During his school years Ian won places
in both the National Youth Wind Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
In 1996 he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied under the tutelage of Sebastian Bell, Jaime Martin and Keith Bragg (piccolo). In 1999 Ian joined the
European Union Youth Orchestra for two years. In 2000 he made his professional debut with
Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He also met the film composer Michael Kamen performing "The Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms"a work for solo flute, cello and symphony orchestra. It was conducted by Leonard Slatkin in Dukes Hall RAM. Since leaving college Ian has performed as guest Principal Flute with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English National Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, HalléOrchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English National Ballet and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and London Metropolitan Orchestra. Ian is one of the most exciting flautists of his generation and is a dynamic and inspirational teacher. Through his professional career Ian has toured extensively all over the World, including Europe, US, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Jordan. Ian has just achieved the rank of Nikyu (2nd degree Brown belt) in Danzan Ryu Ju-