Brenda Dykes studied flute and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London, gaining four diplomas and several prizes and commendations by the age of nineteen. After five years at the Academy, she studied for a year with Douglas Whittaker before embarking on a career as a flautist. For many years she played in duos with the pianist Terence Allbright, the harpsichordist Mary Potts and the guitarist Chris Kilvington. She has given recitals at London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and has played many times on BBC radio and television. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras all over Britain, most recently in the Concerto for Flute and Oboe by Salieri, and has given the first performance of a number of works written especially for her. In August 2006 she performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore with several local musicians, including the distinguished harpsichordist, Tien Yang.

 

Brenda currently plays regularly with the pianist, Robert Ferguson and also in a duo with the organist, Christopher Moore, with whom she released a CD of original works for flute and organ. In addition to performing, she also works as an examiner for the ABRSM and has for many years taught at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, the Leys School, Cambridge and the King's School, Ely.

 

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