Lady Jeanne Galway

An accomplished flutist, Lady Jeanne Galway continues to grace the international platforms with her virtuosity. One of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway brings to the audience her unique style and elegance.

Her touring schedule regularly takes her to many of the major cities in the U.S. to perform as soloist with orchestras such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Denver and the National Symphony.  Internationally, she has appeared in the cultural capitals of the world including London, New York, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Dublin, Belfast, Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore.

Appearing regularly as the premiere flute duo partner with her husband Sir James Galway, the two delight audiences and bring a rare freshness to the platform, unique in the music world. The 2017/18 season sees Lady Galway with appearances spanning the globe, including tours throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. 

Gala events include a special James Galway Tribute Gala at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, together with the Ulster Orchestra, celebrating their 50th year. A special tribute to Henry Mancini with the Chicago Symphony at The Ravinia Festival and the BBC Proms in the Park at Castle Coole, Northern Ireland.

In addition to her highly successful career as a soloist, Lady Galway is also an accomplished chamber musician, touring regularly with various chamber ensembles. A strong advocate for the importance of music education in the school system, Lady Galway has recently taken to public speaking at various International education conferences.

The Galway Flute Academy is Sir James and Lady Galway’s educational platform, where they share their wisdom and experience with the musical generation of tomorrow. The Academy, which includes daily masterclasses, weekend residencies and ten-day flute festivals, gives them such joy to be able to change and enhance the lives of flutists of all levels. To further connect them with students, educators and flute lovers, the Galway’s created First Flute www.firstflute.com, an online teaching series, which allows the student to learn from Sir James anytime, anywhere and takes them on a visual journey into his world of teaching. The latest addition to the Galway flute Academy is the launch of LiveLearn. This allows everyone to connect with them like never before, through live streaming classes, webinars, private lessons and interactive Q&A sessions. www.galwayfluteacademy.com

Lady Galway’s versatile concert engagements include performances in the presence of The Empress of Japan, HRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent, The Queen of Norway, The Queen of Spain, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, President Shimon Peres, President Mary McAleese, President Michael D. Higgins & Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Lady Galway serves as a patron to the charity Future Talent headed by the Duchess of Kent and Ambassador of The European Brain Council. Her versatile concert engagements are often for fundraising events for UNICEF, SOS, FARA and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

She has recorded to critical acclaim for RCA Victor, Sony BMG Classics and Deutsche Grammophon.  Irish America Magazine awarded Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway the “2008 Spirit of Ireland” award in recognition for their roles as musical ambassadors.A native of New York and graduate and former member of the Flute Faculty of the New York City’s Mannes College of Music, Lady Galway lives with her husband, Sir James Galway in Switzerland.  She is currently performing on an 18 carat gold Nagahara flute.