Gary Arbuthnot

World-class entertainer and pupil of James Galway, Gary Arbuthnot is a master of the flute. Ranging from classical, pop, and jazz styles, Arbuthnot has brought his unparalleled talents to audiences across the globe, from Belfast to Sao Paulo. For his performance at the Lyric Theatre this November, the award-winning musician will perform a range of standards, from classic movie hits to traditional Irish tunes.

Born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, Gary Arbuthnot studied among the best, first at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was awarded the Meaker Fellowship, and later at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal. By 1998, Arbuthnot had broken out on the classical music scene, earning prizes at the Markneukirchen and Carl Nielsen International Flute competitions. The talented young musician continued drawing attention, earning awards from the Hattori Foundation, the Claudio Abbado European Young Musicians Trust, and the BBC Radio Three Young Artists Forum. Arbuthnot has worked with numerous international symphonies, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Opera de Lyon.

Most recently, Gary Arbuthnot has brought his talents to the high seas, performing on some of the top cruise lines in the world. His performance Stage and Screen features works from some of the most recognizable pop and classical composers, as well other surprising compositions. The Irish flautist’s high energy productions highlight his versatility, drawing inspiration from a wide variety of genres.