Lloyd Hampton

Flautist Lloyd Hampton completed his Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, under Karen Jones, Laura Jellicoe, Anna Noakes, and Keith Bragg. He completed his undergraduate studies at Girton College, Cambridge, where he held a University Instrumental Award for Chamber Music and a Daphne Bird Instrumental Award, and also won 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. His time in Cambridge led him to perform for HIH Princess Takamado and he was invited to perform as a guest soloist with the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Lloyd was also a finalist in the RPS/Duet Group Prize for Young Instrumentalists and Highly Commended in the 2020 CUMS Concerto Competition.

Lloyd already has a wealth of orchestral experience and has performed in prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. He 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 and Hallé Youth Orchestra. Further to his studies, Lloyd has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with eminent flautists such as Sir James Galway, Emmanuel Pahud, Emily Beynon, Michael Cox, and Noemi Gyori.

As part of the wide range of repertoire he enjoys performing, Lloyd has recently been working with Judith Weir on her piccolo-guitar suite ‘Gentle Violence’, and he gave the UK premiere of Dusan Bogdanovic’s ‘Crow’ (for voice, flute, guitar, double bass) in February 2022. He first performed with the London Contemporary Soloists in June 2022.

Lloyd is generously supported by the Charlotte Fraser Foundation and Talent Unlimited.