Brioni Crowe is a London based flautist, currently in the second year of her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, where she studies with Gitte Marcusson and Simon Channing.
Starting at the Royal Northern College of Music, aged 10, she performed with many orchestras on national and European tours. These include The National Children’s orchestra of Scotland, the National Children’s Wind Sinfonia of Great Britain, The National Children’s Orchestra, The National Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, and the National Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain.??Whilst training with these national ensembles, Brioni was a member of the Blackpool Music Service band and the Lancashire Symphony Orchestra, leaving when she secured a position in the Halle Youth Orchestra, where she became principal flute for many years.
Brioni subsequently gained a position within the National Youth Orchestra, which has led her to tour again on a national level, finishing her season at the NYO with a BBC Proms live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2021.
In 2019, Brioni performed at Buckingham Palace for members of the Royal Family and Sir Galway. This led on to her being awarded a scholarship to train with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway. Her rendition of Winter Spirits by Katherine Hoover was aired on Classic FM, and she was named as the ‘Classical star of the future’ by Alexander Armstrong and featured live on the station in 2020. Since then, Brioni has performed at private events for Royalty and for many charities as an advocate for young people, raising the importance of music education and opportunities within the arts.
Whilst at Royal College of Music, Brioni has formed a duo ‘Collins & Crowe’, consisting of her on flute and a fellow student on guitar. Together they have toured Durham, performing at many different venues, and have most recently performed at a private event in the Reform Club in London. Brioni takes part in many projects at RCM, including wind ensemble works to orchestral projects.