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Odinn Baldvinsson
[flute]

CD details:
 24137 Cantilena

 

Born in London to parents who were both classical ballet dancers, Odinn was exposed to the atmosphere of predominantly classical music in his early formative years. He began his formal music training at the junior department of Trinity College of Music. On completing his course, having been awarded the Hambourg award for improvisation, he went to London College of Music, where he studied with Patricia Lynden and Rainer Schuelein , graduating with Honours.

Odinn's repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from Baroque to 20 th . Century and contemporary, and includes most of the flute repertoire's popular major works. He has attended several master classes with William Bennett and most recently studied with the international flautist Susan Milan.

A winner of several competitions, including Croydon and Ealing festivals in the Solo Recital and Concerto classes and having played at the Purcell Room, Odinn made his recital debut in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since then, he has performed for music clubs, societies and festivals in England, Switzerland and France - including Paris - and has been offered several return visits due to popular demand. He performed in a series of concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006.

For a number of years Odinn has performed regularly for the local community in North and North West London, as well as in most of central London churches including St. Martin's in the Fields and St. James's Piccadilly where he appears regularly. As a soloist, he has played with the Brent Symphony Orchestra, and was principal flute with the Millennium Sinfonia. He runs a private teaching practice in North West London.

n 2007 he started a duo with the pianist Patricia Romero and they have given several concerts in and around London, including St. James's Piccadilly and St. John's in Harrow on the Hill. This is their first recording.