Dawid Venter – flute and piccolo


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Email Addressdawid.venter@hotmail.com
CountryUnited Kingdom
Post CodeSW156PG

Hailed by the South African press as a world class performer, flautist Dawid Venter enjoys a multifaceted career as orchestral player, soloist, chamber and session musician. He has performed concertos with the prominent orchestras in South Africa and his playing is often broadcast on radio and television in South Africa and in the UK. He has been praised for his “colourful tone, brilliance and delicacy”. He held positions as principal flautist in several symphony and philharmonic orchestras in South Africa under the baton of renowned conductors.
He currently lives in London where he holds the position of Principal Flautist in the Band of the Grenadier Guards. He frequently appears as soloist with the Band and has been privileged to perform in prominent state functions such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the opening of the Olympic Games in London, the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as numerous investitures and performances abroad. He frequently performs as freelance player in session recordings, opera productions and regularly performs recitals. For examples of session recordings, see the relevant section of his website which includes television advertisements of M&S and The Times.

He holds the prestigious Diplôme de Concertiste (à l’unanimité du jury) from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and he obtained a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of Pretoria with distinction. His teachers include Eva Tamassy, Devy Erlih and Pierre-Yves Artaud. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards and scholarships in South Africa, France and Great Britain.