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Rowland Sutherland

Rowland has performed at such venues as the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, North Sea Jazz Festival, Chatelet Les Halles, the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall In Jazz He has played with such renowned artists as Frank Wess, David Murray, Carla Bley, Ali Ryerson, Flora Purim, Manu Dibango, Evan Parker, Orphy Robinson, Courtney Pine and Paolo Fresu In Classical Rowland has played in various chamber groups and adventurous ensembles including Icebreaker, New Music Players, Lontano, notes inegales, Ensemble Expose, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Decibel He has played with such orchestras as Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony, London Philharmonic, European Community Chamber, Chamber Domaine and City of London Sinfonia In Non-Western music He has enjoyed playing with numerous stars including King Sunny Ade, Olodum, Joyce, Airto, Gnawa Musicians of Morocco, Nana Vasconcelos and Tunde Jegede In Pop Rowland has added his sound to numerous celebrated artists and bands recordings such as Incognito, George Benson, Joss Stone, Us3, Fightstar, Mezzoforte, Masters at Work and MC Solaar Rowland leads several vibrant and colourful jazz projects in the UK The pulsating Mistura with tantalizing sounds from the UK and Brazil; Rowland Sutherland Sextet with influences from the Caribbean; Creative Force featuring the award winning vibest Orphy Robinson; In Kimbe with superb Sardinian vocalist Filomena Campus and the innovative group Myrtle with Alwynne Pritchard (vocals) and Thorolf Thuestad (computer) As a soloist Rowland enjoys performing solo flute music from various parts of the world including works by Jolivet, Takemitsu, Carter, A Sierra, Ferneyhough and Scelsi. As well as a host of British composers including Finnissy, Cutler, Toovey and Hayden As an educator Rowland is professor at Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also tutors at the Royal Northern College of Music and lectures at Birmingham Conservatoire

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