International Virtuoso Gary Arbuthnot presents a show that will thrill and delight all audiences. Now seen by over a million people worldwide, his show "Stage and Screen", highlights incredible musical scores from contemporary movies, Broadway, and opera to some of the biggest rock and pop groups of the modern era.
Voted Entertainer of the Year by the World's Leading Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Gary was also a Prize-winner at both the Markneukirchen and Carl Nielsen International Flute Competitions, and was awarded the Meaker Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Other prizes include the BBC Radio Three Young Artists Forum, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship, and awards from the Hattori Foundation, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Claudio Abbado European Young Musicians Trust and the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
Gary Arbuthnot was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and McGill University, Montreal. He has worked as principal flute with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Opera de Lyon, France, the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Brazil, and since 2002 has been touring his show “Stage and Screen” around the world.
I just found out today that I will be a featured artist on the Reverbnation website for the next week. This is a great honour and I just want to say a huge thank you to the fans of my music who have made this possible. Your continued support and votes allow me to reach more people every day. Every time I open an iTunes Album sales report I am amazed where people are buying the albums - literally from all corners of the planet. It is actually very humbling to think that the fun I have creating the arrangements with my great friend and producer Richard Taylor and all the other wonderful musicians in the studio back in Tunbridge Wells in the UK (just outside London for those of you not from the area.), is being discovered and enjoyed (through the power of the internet) by fans across six continents. (I don't think there is an Antarctica iTunes store - at least not yet!) Please stay tuned for some new tracks and videos from the live shows coming soon. Thank you again to everyone.
What a great way to end the year! I feel very honored and privileged to have discovered this morning that The National Flute Association are publishing the following review of my album, Asturias, in their Winter 2015 issue of The Flutist Quarterly. Huge thanks go to everyone else involved in the album including Richard Taylor, Tim Maple, Nicola Loud, Helene Hørlyck, Stelios Kalisperides, Robin Hill, Simon Duggal, John Ramirez, George DeMott, Taylor Meschke, Marvin Randall, D Eric Woolweber, Greg Perkins, Megan Nicole Gallup and Lauren Hall. If anyone would like to hear songs from the album you can preview them on my website www.garyarbuthnot.com. Happy New Year! "Stunningly beautiful and impeccable were the first words that came to mind as I listened to Irish flutist Gary Arbuthnot playing on the CD Asturias. Arbuthnot’s tone is luscious, deep, rich, velvety, pure—every quality you could imagine in the ideal flute tone (or at least my ideal). His musicality is relaxing and moving and his technical precision is flawless. Since the CD packaging has no program notes, I did some sleuthing on the Internet to find out more about Arbuthnot and the album before I listened. CDBaby describes the CD as “a contemporary crossover album...featuring classical, Celtic, rock, and popular music hits.” Titles include “For the Love” (from the film Braveheart), “The Rose,” “He’s a Pirate” (from the film Pirates of the Caribbean), “Schindler’s List,” “November Rain” (by the rock group Guns and Roses), “Carmen,” “El Tango De Roxanne” (from the film Moulin Rouge), and Adagio (by Albinoni), to name a few. The arrangements are imaginative and distinct, and the order of the selections was thoughtfully considered; the CD takes you on a musical journey through a variety of moods, styles, and genres. —Rebecca Hovan, The Flutist Quarterly, Winter 2015
It was a great honor this week to return to the No 1 spot in the Las Vegas Reverbnation Classical Charts. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments from fans literally across the world who take the time to write. Please continue to enjoy the music. There will be some new exciting tracks coming out in 2015 in conjunction with my producer Richard Taylor in London. Can't wait for you to hear them. In the meantime I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. Cheers!