James Galway

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James Galway
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British virtuoso flute player and teacher from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Born December 8, 1939.
He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, then at The Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, and completed his studies at Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique Et De Danse De Paris. Following his studies, Galway pursued a career as an orchestral flutist, performing first in the United Kingdom with the Sadler's Wells Opera Company (second flute), the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (piccolo player) before being appointed principal flutist of The London Symphony Orchestra and then of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1969 Galway won the post of principal flutist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, in which he played until he embarked on a solo career in 1975.
He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1977, and was knighted in 2001, the first wind player ever to receive that honour.
He married Jeanne Galway (his third wife) on September 9, 1984. Uncle of Martin Galway.
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2C 069-02320 James Galway - Concerto Pour Flûte Et Harpe - Concerto Pour Clarinette album art Mozart* - Herbert von Karajan, Orchestre Philarmonique De Berlin*, James Galway, Fritz Helmis, Karl Leister Mozart* - Herbert von Karajan, Orchestre Philarmonique De Berlin*, James Galway, Fritz Helmis, Karl Leister - Concerto Pour Flûte Et Harpe - Concerto Pour Clarinette (Album) La Voix De Son Maître 2C 069-02320 France 1972 Sell This Version
LRL1 5085 James Galway - A Little Night Music album art James Galway, Karl Ridderbusch James Galway, Karl Ridderbusch - A Little Night Music (Album) RCA LRL1 5085 UK 1973 Sell This Version
NIR 010, NR 3010 James Galway - Concerto For Flute & Orchestra No.1 / Concerto For Flute & Orchestra No.2 album art Mozart* / James Galway, The New Irish Chamber Orchestra Conducted By André Prieur Mozart* / James Galway, The New Irish Chamber Orchestra Conducted By André Prieur - Concerto For Flute & Orchestra No.1 / Concerto For Flute & Orchestra No.2 (Album) NIRC NIR 010, NR 3010 Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
1C 065-02 238 James Galway - Karajan Conducts Mozart Concertos album art W. A. Mozart* - Karajan*, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Andreas Blau, James Galway, Fritz Helmis W. A. Mozart* - Karajan*, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Andreas Blau, James Galway, Fritz Helmis - Karajan Conducts Mozart Concertos (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 1C 065-02 238 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
TRL1 7080 James Galway - Sonatas For Flute And Piano album art James Galway & Martha Argerich, Prokofiev*César Franck James Galway & Martha Argerich, Prokofiev*César Franck - Sonatas For Flute And Piano RCA Red Seal TRL1 7080 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
LRL1- 5094 James Galway - Man With The Golden Flute album art James Galway Man With The Golden Flute (Album) RCA Red Seal LRL1- 5094 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
4XG-60321 James Galway - Six Sonatas For Two Flutes Op. 2 album art Telemann* - James Galway / Michel Debost Telemann* - James Galway / Michel Debost - Six Sonatas For Two Flutes Op. 2 (Album) Seraphim 4XG-60321 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
LRL1 5127 James Galway - The Man With The Golden Flute album art James Galway The Man With The Golden Flute (Album) RCA Red Seal LRL1 5127 UK 1976 Sell This Version
LRK1-5131 James Galway - The Magic Flute Of James Galway album art James Galway The Magic Flute Of James Galway (Album, Comp) RCA Red Seal LRK1-5131 US 1976 Sell This Version
66 504 2 James Galway - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Flötenkonzert Nr.2 - Serenata Notturna album art Mozart*, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner, James Galway Mozart*, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner, James Galway - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Flötenkonzert Nr.2 - Serenata Notturna (Album) Eurodisc 66 504 2 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
RL 25034 James Galway - The Four Seasons album art James Galway - Zagreb Soloists*, Vivaldi* James Galway - Zagreb Soloists*, Vivaldi* - The Four Seasons (Album) RCA Red Seal RL 25034 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
GK 85448 James Galway - French Flute Concertos album art James Galway French Flute Concertos (Album, Comp) RCA Red Seal GK 85448 UK & Europe 1977 Sell This Version
RK 11732 James Galway - The Two Flute Concertos And Andante, K. 315 album art James Galway, Festival Strings, Lucerne*, Rudolf Baumgartner, Mozart* James Galway, Festival Strings, Lucerne*, Rudolf Baumgartner, Mozart* - The Two Flute Concertos And Andante, K. 315 (Album) RCA Red Seal RK 11732 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5 N063-02817 James Galway - Concert Voor Fluit, Harp En Orkest In C, KV 299 / Sinfonia Concertante Voor Blazers In Es, KV 297b album art Mozart*, James Galway, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Mozart*, James Galway, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Concert Voor Fluit, Harp En Orkest In C, KV 299 / Sinfonia Concertante Voor Blazers In Es, KV 297b(LP, Album) EMI 5 N063-02817 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
KRL1-0307 James Galway - Flute & Harp Concerto K299 / Flute Concerto K622G album art Mozart*, James Galway Mozart*, James Galway - Flute & Harp Concerto K299 / Flute Concerto K622G (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal KRL1-0307 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
38-626 James Galway - James Galway Plays Songs For Annie album art James Galway, Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra James Galway, Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra - James Galway Plays Songs For Annie (Album) RCA Red Seal 38-626 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
RL 25119 James Galway - James Galway Plays Bach album art James Galway James Galway Plays Bach (Album) RCA Red Seal RL 25119 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
RL 31335 James Galway - Mozart Concerti N.1 In Sol K.313 / N.2 In Re K.314 / Andante In Do K.315 Per Flauto E Orchestra album art James Galway, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart James Galway, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart Concerti N.1 In Sol K.313 / N.2 In Re K.314 / Andante In Do K.315 Per Flauto E Orchestra(LP, Promo) RCA Red Seal RL 31335 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
VRL1 7211 James Galway - James Galway Plays Rodrigo album art James Galway James Galway Plays Rodrigo (Album) RCA Red Seal VRL1 7211 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
30 419 6 James Galway - Plays Telemann album art Telemann* - James Galway, Zagreber Solisten* Telemann* - James Galway, Zagreber Solisten* - Plays Telemann (Album) RCA 30 419 6 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
RL 25253 James Galway - Song Of The Seashore album art James Galway Song Of The Seashore (Album) RCA RL 25253 Israel 1979 Sell This Version
RX-2383 James Galway - Galway Plays Showpieces Vol.2 album art James Galway Galway Plays Showpieces Vol.2(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal RX-2383 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
VRK1 7371 James Galway - Songs Of The Southern Cross album art James Galway Songs Of The Southern Cross RCA Red Seal VRK1 7371 Australia & New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RL 25315 James Galway - James Galway Plays Stamitz album art James Galway James Galway Plays Stamitz (Album) RCA Red Seal RL 25315 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RL 25296 James Galway - Sometimes When We Touch album art Cleo Laine & James Galway Cleo Laine & James Galway - Sometimes When We Touch (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal RL 25296 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version