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Roger Armstrong

Roger was born in Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia at the age of 11. He began his flute studies at 15, and after graduating from the Sydney Conservatoire of Music with first class honours spent two years freelancing in Sydney before joining the West Australian SymphonyOrchestra.

Shortly after returning to Britain Roger joined the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra as Sub-Principal Flute. He left the BBC in 1991 to pursue a career as a teacher and freelance flautist. For many years he was a flute tutor at Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The Bristol Ensemble’s varied repertoire is, for Roger, a rich source of stimulating challenges, which he finds immensely satisfying and rewarding.

In addition to working with his Bristol Ensemble colleagues, Roger’s musical interests include listening to jazz, exploring traditional music (particularly the music of his native Ireland), and making musical instruments.