Lara-Jane Currie - Our Woodwind Arranger

Lara-Jane Currie was born in Birmingham, UK and began her musical studies on the piano from four years old. She later studied flute under J. Schroder for nine years. In this time she worked with many eminent figures in music such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir James Galway and Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE. She later became flute and piccolo player for Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and 2005 where she toured Tuscany and had the opportunity to perform with a variety of guest soloists.

 Lara-Jane was well accredited as a solo performer of both flute and piano in a variety of competitions and festivals across the UK and was co-founder of the Midland based wind quintet, Bel Canto. In 2004, Lara-Jane was runner up in the Roy Hartfield Scholarship to study flute under J. Hall at Birmingham Conservatoire. Also in 2004, she briefly studied with Lynda Coffin in France, working intensely with chamber music. In 2005, she was selected by Paul Harris as a winner of the, National Chamber Music for Schools’ Competition, London UK

Whilst studying for her degree, Lara-Jane studied under A. Hussain for three years before becoming actively involved in music education in the West Midlands from 2008. Most recently, Lara-Jane has studied very briefly under C. Southworth, professor of flute at RAM.

Following her love for music education, she later moved to teach in an international school in Prague, 2011. In 2013, Lara-Jane and her student flute choir were selected to perform to HRH Prince Edward at the Cerninsky Palac in Prague, Czech Republic. In this year, she was also co-founder of the International School Orchestra of Prague. 

Whilst she is not teaching, Lara-Jane spends her time researching for her MA in Instrumental Teaching, performing in Prague and arranging woodwind parts for Max’s Lets Play Concertos project. 

Checkout Lara's arrangement of the easy violin concertos for flute and clarinet!