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Susan Milan

ARCM(hons), FRCM, PgDip(GSMD)

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


Chamber Music 


Instrumental Quintet of London: flute, violin, viola, cello and harp

London Chamber Music Group: flute, oboe, cello, piano or harpsichord

Debussy Ensemble: flute, viola and harp

Milan Trio: flute, cello and piano

Duos with piano or harp

Heard regularly on BBC radio, Susan has recorded for Chandos, Hyperion, Upbeat, Da Capo, Omega, Denon, Cala and Metier and Divine Art labels. Her most recent CD, Terzetti features the Debussy Ensemble performing trios by Ravel, Mathias, Debussy and Dubois.  In 2018 she is recording concertos written for her by Richard Rodney Bennett, Robert Simpson and Carl Davis,  with members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Matthew Taylor. 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 & Gabriella Dall’Olio

A trio of celebrated musicians at the pinnacle of professional life.

Susan Milan flute. Professor of Flute Royal College of Music, London, former Principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Director of the British Isles Music Festival.

Recordings: Chandos. ASV, Hyperion, Cala, Nippon Columbia, Omega, Da Capo, Divine Art.

Gabriella Dall’Olio  harp. Professor of Harp  Trinitylaban Conservatory of Music, London and international soloist.

Matthew Jones viola. Professor of Chamber Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, member of Ensemble MidtVest, Denmark and the Bridge Duo


“And Susan Milan’s Live contours, vivid contrasts of register and

vibrato focused with scarcely any breathiness provided the most

beautiful playing of the evening in Debussy’s Sonate en Trio.”

Instrumental Quintet of London – flute, string trio and harp



Nicholas Ward – Music director of the Northern Chamber Orchestra and former leader of the City of London Sinfonia.

Sebastian Comberti –  Principal cello of the London Mozart Players and chamber musician. Recordings: CRD, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Meridian, Phoenix and  RCA and CPO.



This 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 from numerous French Impressionist composers including Pierne, Roussel, Ropartz, Jolivet, Malipiero, Florent Schmidt and the Belgian composer, Joseph Jongen. IQL has commissioned quintets from the Czech composer Jindrich Feld and the British composer Robert Walker.

Milan Trio – flute, cello and piano

Susan Milan with cellist Christopher Jepson and pianist Daniel King Smith


The trio presents Romantic, Classical and Contemporary Duos and Trios to include works by Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Martinu, Feld, Weber, Liebermann, Blake, Boehm and many others.

 Duo – flute and piano


Susan Milan with pianist  Daniel King Smith: One of Britain’s most celebrated young chamber pianists.

Most recent flute and piano recording with pianist Andrew Ball.

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“Milan’s flute playing is a joy, her musicianship scintillating, matched by Ball’s sensitivity, and the sequence is engaging”

Paul Driver   (The Sunday Times)

“Susan Milan is an influential exponent of the modern flute. Her playing has a unique voice within the flute world… Milan’s playing is expertly accompanied by pianist Andrew Ball. This is an excellent collection of new British repertoire, which gives the works well-deserved exposure. Milan plays with a strong tone and a sense of conviction as well as impressive technical control. Andrew Ball’s piano playing is excellent throughout.” 

Carla Rees (MusicWeb)

Duo Salzedo – flute and harp


Susan Milan & Gabriella Dall’Olio

Presenting a broad repertoire from Baroque to contemporary, the Duo has enjoyed performing together for almost 20 years.


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Heard regularly on BBC radio, Susan has recorded for Chandos, Hyperion, Upbeat, Da Capo, Omega, Denon, Cala and Metier and Divine Art labels.  In January 2018 she will record concertos written for her by Richard Rodney Bennett, Robert Simpson and Carl Davis with members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Matthew Taylor and Carl Davis conducting. This will be released on the Divine Art label.

Here is a selection of Susan’s worldwide recordings

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Contact me

management: John S. Cronin
Music & Media Consulting Limited
in association with
Master Classics Artists
+44 (0)1354 740847
+44 (0)7774 426966
+44 (0)1428 641116