Susan Milan

ARCM(hons), FRCM, PgDip(GSMD)

Orchestral Principal, soloist, chamber musician, recording artists, teacher. Milan travels internationally performing and giving master classes.

Susan performs a broad repertoire with: Instrumental Quintet of London: flute, violin, viola, cello and harp; Debussy Ensemble: flute, viola and harp; Milan Trio: flute, cello and piano; and in duos with pianist Andrew Ball and harpist Ieuan Jones.

Susan can be heard regularly on BBC radio and has recorded for Chandos, Hyperion, Upbeat, Da Capo, Omega, Denon, Cala and Metier and Divine Art labels. She has researched and published 19th century repertoire for Boosey & Hawkes, Wilhelm Popp for Hunt Edition/ Spartan Press, written study books and cadenzas, and is presently restoring and processing for CD her collection of historic 78 recordings of flautists 1910-1945. Numerous composers have written for her and she is committed to commissioning and performing new works. She is a Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music and Professor of Trinitylaban Conservatory London. Her most recent CD is Terzetti – Trios for flute, viola and harp performed by the Debussy Ensemble. In 2017 she will be recording concertos written for her by Richard Rodney Bennett, Robert Simpson and Carl Davis with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthew Taylor and Carl Davis. This will be released by Divine Art.

Master Classes

Australia, New Zealand, Austria,  Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, Italy, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Slovenia, Spain, Costa Rica, Finland, Russia.

Spotify Highlights


Debussy Ensemble – flute, viola and harp


Susan Milan, Matthew Jones & Ieuan Jones

The Debussy Ensemble is joined by Nicholas Ward violin and Sebastian Comberti cello to form the:

Instrumental Quintet of London – flute, string trio and harp

Susan Milan, Nicholas Ward, Matthew Jones, Sebastian Comberti & Ieuan Jones


The Instrumental Quintet of London takes its name from the Quintette Instrumental de Paris, formed by the famous French flautist

René Le Roy at the beginning of the 20th century.  Le Roy commissioned many works for this unusual combination, mainly from French composers such as Pierne, Roussel, Ropartz, Jolivet, Malipiero, and Florent Schmidt. The Belgian composer, Joseph Jongen,  also from this period, has written perhaps the most virtuoso work for the quintet,  which will be the finale of this concert.  Susan Milan  has commissioned quintets from the Czech composer Jindrich Feld and the British composer Robert Walker.   The quintet lends itself admirably to the Impressionist genre, with its rich and colorful combination of instrumental tones.

Milan Trio – flute, cello and piano

Susan Milan, Sebastian Comberti & Andrew Ball


A sparkling concert of Romantic and Classical Duos and Trios to include works by Haydn, Schumann, Martinu, Weber, Blake and Boehm.

Milan / Ball Duo – flute and piano

Susan Milan & Andrew Ball

Duo Salzedo – flute and harp

Susan Milan & Ieuan Jones


Here is a selection of Susan’s worldwide recordings

Contact me

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