Peter Lloyd is former principal flute with the London Symphony. He studied with Fernand Caratgé and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris and at the Royal College of Music in London. He also has taken lessons and masterclasses with Marcel Moyse and Geoffrey Gilbert. Before joining the London Symphony in 1967, Lloyd held principal flute positions in the Scottish National, Halle, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. He tours frequently with the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet, the London Virtuosi, and the English Taskin Players. He has recorded albums of French music, wind quintets, and concertos, and has played on hundreds of orchestral recordings with the London Symphony and other groups. He has taught in Scotland, the Guildhall School in London, and the University of Indiana-Bloomington, and currently teachers at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He also gives masterclasses and recitals throughout Europe and the Far East.
Lloyd notes, “I have always been a lucky person, as all my life, work came along just when I needed it. Firstly I was given the second flute in the Scottish National Orchestra, and found myself sitting between two Paris-trained players who had been with Fernand Caratgé. I was blown over by the technical perfection that they had.” Of his experience studying with Rampal, he says, “What a wonderful inspiration he was! A great player and an equally great man. I began to understand much more about the psychology of the arts than I ever imagined.”