Kevin Carberry
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Handmade Maesta 18K Gold with Yellow Gold Plating - 9871RB/YGP



Kevin Carberry holds a Masters in Music Performance form the Royal Northern College of Music. He studied with Peter Lloyd, the former student of Jean Pierre Rampal, and as such was educated in the French school of flute playing. During his time at the RNCM Kevin won a coveted position on the Halle Orchestra Professional Experience Programme, working with the flute section of the Halle Orchestra. Previous to this Kevin won his Bachelor of Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where he studied with William Dowdall of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Kevin has also received scholarships to study with William Bennet and Denis Bouriakov and in 2021 was one of 10 international flautists accepted to attend the Penthesilea Audition Academy with Karin Bonnelli of the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Upon completing his MA Kevin held freelance positions with the Irish Film Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, The Co-Operative Orchestra, the Janicek Young Philharmonic, and has also performed with Celtic Woman, The Irish Tenors and Andrea Bocceli. 

Since 2016, Kevin has been the principal flute with the Band of the Royal Air Force, enjoying a varied performance career throughout the UK and Europe. He is a member of the Wind Ensemble of the RAF, performing regular chamber music recitals in London. He has performed the major concertos of the flute repertoire, such as Nielsen, Reinecke, Mozart and Ibert and has also performed on national radio and television in the UK. 

As an educator Kevins students have won positions at music conservatoires and have also held positions in the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. Through his current position he works regularly on outreach programmes and side-by-side schemes with young musicians. 

Kevin is a prizewinner in the IBLA Music Competition (Italy), The National Concert Hall of Ireland Young Musician of the Future, The Feis Ceoil (Ireland) and education scholarship recipient from Arista flutes and The Royal Northern College of Music. 

Kevin plays a Pearl Maesta 18K Gold flute w/Inline keys & Soldered Tone Holes. Kevin found his Pearl Flute in 2022. In his words - “I just adore my 18K Gold Maesta. I was immediately drawn to the warm, colourful, flexible sound, coupled with a very dynamic, articulate headjoint. It is a pure pleasure to play and my flute section, colleagues and conductor have all complimented it.”