Sally Stocks

Sally Stocks Biography

Sally stocks was born in England. She participated in several masterclasses given by James Galway and was a pupil of Elena Duran before entering the Royal College of Music at the age of seventeen, where she studied flute with Christpher Hyde-Smith and Graham Mayger and piano with Ruth Gerald.

Having embarked on a career as a soloist and a chamber musician, Sally emigrated to Australia where she was appointed Professor of Flute at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music.

'Played with great technical Confidence'... 'Sparkling virtuosity'
Sydney Morning Herald

She has broadcast for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Classic-FM (UK), recorded for AvanGuard = 'Rhapsody for Flute and Organ' (with Philip Matthias) and Guild 'Back to Bach' (with Hugh Webb-Harp).

She left Australia having been appointed Principal Flute in 'La Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria' and also performed various chamber ensembles throughout her stay in the Canary Islands.

Since her return to England in 1992 she has performed regularly with other international Chamber musicians and as a soloist in various concerto performances.

Premieres include works by Martin Ellerby (British Music Information Centre), John Marson (Purcell Room) and Augusta Read-Thomas (St John's, Smith Square).

Following a critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall concert with the same programme, her CD Cantilena' with pianist Paul Turner has been released on the Prologue label.

This is one of the most enjoyable flute recital discs I have heard in recent years... she has the effortless technique one would expect with this sort of pedigree but, more importantly, she also has an open, expressive sound with a lot of character and individuality. 

Lennox Berkeley's Sonatina in A minor drew some beautifully expressive playing from Stocks. She really made the flute speak in the opening 'moderato', and the duo achieved a smoothly harmonious rapport in this finely balanced work. 
Musical Opinion - Margaret Davies

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'Allegro' from Sonata op.167 'Undine' By Carl Reincke
From Cantilena, by Prologue Records, performed by Sally Stocks and Paul Turner
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Arioso (Largo from Concerto for Harpsichord ad String Orchestra)
From Back to Bach, by Guild Music, performed by Sally Stocks & Hugh Webb
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Syrinx By Claude Debussy
From Flute Fantaisie, Prologue records, performed by Sally Stocks and Paul Turner
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Concerto Repertoire List

Arnold, Malcolm Concerto for Flute and Strings Op45
(St John?s, Smith Square with the Pareschi Players)
CPE Bach Concerto in D minor
(performed in Bath with the Argyle Strings)
JS Bach Suite in B minor
(Kingston Symphony Orchestra)
(Salisbury Symphony Orchestra)
Dodgson, Stephen Concerto for Flute and Strings
(Argyle Strings, Bath)
Hoffmeister, Anton Concerto no. 18 in D Major
(Argyle Strings, Bath)
Martin, Frank Ballade for Flute and Strings
(Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the Pareschi Players)
Mozart, WA Concerto No 2 in D major K314
(Bach Concertina)
  Flute and Harp Concerto
(Kingston Symphony Orchestra)
Read-Thomas Augusta ?Towards the Light?
(First performance in St John?s, Smith Square with the Pareschi Players)
TELEMANN, GF Suite in A minor
(Argyle Strings, Bath)
VIVALDI ?Il Gardellino?
(Bath Concertino)
REINECKE Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
(North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra)