Gareth McLearnon is an internationally renowned and multi-award-winning flute soloist, recording artist and chamber musician as well as a sought-after educator, and prolific composer and arranger.
He has given hundreds of masterclasses for thousands of flutists all over the world including at such prestigious institutions as Yale University; Manhattan School of Music, Vienna University for Music & Performing Arts, Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; The Norwegian Academy of Music; Swedish Royal College of Music; Royal Danish Academy of Music, Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo; Gnessin School and Academy in Moscow, and classes and performances at the British, Australian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swiss, Hungarian, Adams and Sir James Galway Flute Festivals, as well as concerts and masterclasses across six continents.
In 2013 Gareth was invited to be the Flute Professor at the Yuri Bashmet International Music Academy in Samara, Russia. Further engagements all over Russia followed on from this, including numerous masterclass tours to dozens of cities and numerous solo and concerto performances with the Moscow Soloists conducted by Maestro Yuri Bashmet himself.
Gareth has been principal flute of The Heritage Orchestra since 2009 - playing concerts all over the UK, Europe & The Middle East – working with numerous high profile jazz, alternative, pop, hip-hop, dance music and cutting-edge experimental artists – frequently selling-out arenas, and recording for TV, Radio and international album releases.
As a composer and arranger, his settings for flute & piano and flute ensemble alongside his numerous original works for flute, and flute ensemble are regularly performed all over the world.
Gareth is European Artist-in-Residence for the Wm. S. Haynes Co. and a Haynes Artist - playing on a pair of their finest custom made solid 14K gold flutes #54321 & #54322.