Flautist Lloyd Hampton recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, with a BA Hons. in Music. In September 2021, he will begin studying for an MMus in flute at the Royal Academy of Music. He is generously supported by the Charlotte Fraser Foundation and Talent Unlimited.
At Cambridge Lloyd studied flute with Emma Halnan and held a University Instrumental Award for Chamber Music and a Daphne Bird Instrumental Award, and he is a former winner of the London Girton Association Music Award. As well as being in demand as a solo, chamber and orchestral flautist in Cambridge’s vibrant music scene, Lloyd held the position of principal flute in the Cambridge University Orchestra. He was a finalist in the RPS/Duet Group Prize for Young Instrumentalists and Highly Commended in the 2020 CUMS Concerto Competition.
Before Cambridge, Lloyd studied for seven years with Jonathan Rimmer at the Junior RNCM, where he received the David Bagshaw Prize for Academic Studies. He already has a wealth of orchestral experience and has performed in prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. Lloyd is an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (playing flute, piccolo and alto flute), and has played principal flute of the National Youth Wind Ensemble, Hallé Youth Orchestra and JRNCM Symphony Orchestra. During his musical education, Lloyd has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with eminent flautists such as Sir James Galway.
In 2016 Lloyd received an LRSM diploma in flute performance. He also holds Grade 8 Distinction in recorder, bassoon and soprano saxophone.