Joshua Batty (flute)
Joshua studied at Chetham’s School of Music under Gitte Marcusson, Richard Davis and Katherine Baker where he was appointed principal flute with the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (2009-2010) and later with the University of London Symphony Orchestra (2010- ). Joshua is the 2010 Future Talent Champions Gold award winner for Oldham and the funding given by Future Talent helped Joshua with his first year at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is currently studying with Michael Cox and Patricia Morris.
As a soloist, Joshua has won numerous competitions and awards such as the intermediate class of the British Flute Society 9th Performance Plus 2006, the Clifford Benson Award in the British Flute Society Silver Jubilee International, Graucob Music Award 2008 and 2010, both junior and senior concerto competitions at Chetham’s, the Sussex award in the Royal Overseas League 2011 and 2nd place in both the Royal Academy Flute Prize 2010 and BFS Young Artist of the Year 2011. Also, in July 2011 Joshua was accepted onto the LSO Wind Academy where he was awarded the Candide prize.
Joshua has performed recitals at the Ramsey Music Festival, Isle of Man, Chelsea and St George’s Church Hanover Square alongside Elena Nalimova. He has also been very fortunate to give two world premieres of solo flute works at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Southbank Centre, London; Haze by Lloyd Coleman (composed for Joshua) and On Bright Air by Jane Stanley (Arcomis Flute Event 2011; where he was also invited to perform Berio Sequenza in the Sharon Bezaly masterclass). Joshua has performed with Future Talent several times including at showcase concerts at St George’s Hanover Square, Ampleforth and Wellington Colleges and at the 2010 gala fundraising evening at Wimbledon.
Joshua has played both principal and second flute with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductors Jirí Belohlávek and Kirill Karabits and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and most recently performed as principal flute at the Barbican under Jules Buckley (broadcast on BBC Radio 1). He also performed Emily Howard’s Ada Sketches II in the Exposure Opera in the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House. Upcoming events include concerto performances with the University of London Symphony Orchestra and Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra. Joshua has also been accepted into the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester 2012 and will be touring with them around Europe this coming summer under the baton of Daniele Gatti.