"I’ve played Altus flutes for over 20 years, I was amazed at how much the AZUMI flutes remind me of my 1607."

PHILIPPE BARNES is one of the leading exponents of traditional music on a Boehm system flute. He is a multi-instrumentalist and versatile musician specialising in Irish & Celtic music, currently performing on the award winning show “Come From Away” in London´s West End.


An Altus Flutes artist, Philippe has a first class honours MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance from Limerick University, but is also an accomplished classical performer.


Philippe recently joined the London Contemporary Orchestra for the “Philip Glass Bowie Symphonies” including the world premiere of his latest Symphony and the “Prince: A Symphonic tribute” concert at the Royal Albert Hall.


Philippe was featured playing whistle and flute on Amy Dickson’s platinum selling album Dusk & Dawn, also joining her and the London Chamber Orchestra live at the Royal Albert Hall for the Classic Brit Awards. A regular TV flautist, he has appeared with Shakira for MTV 5-Star, Ellie Goulding & The Proclaimers at the NTA awards and Bryn Terfel at the Royal Variety Performance among others.


Philippe has won critical acclaim for his book “Irish Music on the Silver Flute” (2018) Philippe has performed 3 times at the British Flute Society convention and presented flute days across the UK. In addition to the NFA in Orlando, worldwide Philippe has hosted workshops and master classes at the Swedish Flute Teachers Convention in Skövde and performed at the World Wind festival in Gyeongju, South Korea, and Limerick University, Ireland.