Leeds concert season

RBC: Lottie Mahoney & Maia Roberts

Wed 20 March 2024, 1.05pm

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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 23/24:

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Lottie Mahoney – flute
Maia Roberts – flute
Sarah Potjewijd – piano

Franz Doppler Andante et Rondo
Gary Schocker Three Dances for two Flutes and Piano
Anze Rozman The Two Rivers
Philippe Gaubert Divertissement grec
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion and Libertango
Henry Fillmore The Circus Bee

Approximately 50 minutes without interval


Aged seven Maia Roberts, originally from South Cornwall, heard the flute being performed by her soon-to-be flute teacher. She was immediately drawn to its unique sound and began lessons straight away. Since then, she enjoyed growing as a musician and gaining many experiences. By the age of thirteen, she had completed her grade 8 with distinction. She gained much success in local competitions, including the Cornwall Music Festival where she won the Concerto class, grade 8 category and the highest mark of the festival.

She has also been performing publicly since the age of 10 in various charity concerts, raising money for organisations such as the Children’s Hospice, British Heart Foundation and Cornwall Air Ambulance amongst others. Maia has now been studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for two years receiving tuition from Marie Christine-Zupancic. She has already found success at Birmingham including becoming a member of the Youth City of Birmingham Orchestra, gaining a place in the CBSO training scheme, winning the Piccolo prize in the British Flute Society competition and performing repertoire including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 10.

Cornwall is Maia’s favourite place and she loves to spend her time exploring the sea.


Lottie Mahoney spent her childhood growing up on the Norfolk broads. Her love for the flute began in primary school, playing with a local youth band named Huff’n’Puff. Lottie realised from a young age her aspiration was to be a performer from being introduced to concerts and performing at weddings and churches, playing medleys from musicals such as Les Miserables and songs by Queen. Throughout high school, Lottie received flute lessons at the Saturday school Norfolk Guildhall Young Artists, formally known as the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians. The highlight of Lottie’s week for seven years was singing with her peers in the Chamber Choir and playing in Wind Quintet and Flute Choir. During this period, Lottie joined the Norfolk County Symphonic Wind Band where she had the memorable opportunity to perform at The Royal Albert Hall in 2019 with Music For Youth. Lottie was also Principal Flute of the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra. Throughout her 4 years with the orchestra, she performed symphonies by Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius and music by other notable composers such as Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams and Copland.

Lottie naturally progressed through to conservatoire, receiving a scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is thoroughly enjoying studying the flute with Principal Flute of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Marie Christine-Zupancic and piccolo with Andrew Lane, ex Principal Piccolo of the CBSO of 38 years. She has relished her first two years and is looking forward to this coming year, performing with the Youth City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and many more recitals to come.

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