Lynne Bulmer - MA (Music), BMus (Hons), FRSM Performer & Teacher


Lynne Bulmer was born in Yorkshire and brought up on the West coast of Cumbria where she began studying piano and flute at an early age before returning to Yorkshire as a teenager.  Following a number of years playing flute in the Northern Area Schools Symphony Orchestra, she graduated from Sheffield University with a BMus (Hons) degree having studied flute with Paul Chapman (Opera North) and went on to play in the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra for a number of years.  

After some time away from the flute, she returned to playing in the mid-90s, working as a peripatetic woodwind teacher in Yorkshire while studying with Stina Bisengaliev (Opera North).  In the late 90s, she moved to the Scottish Highlands and studied for the three ABRSM flute performance diplomas (DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM) with Catherine O'Rourke (Highland Chamber Orchestra), David Nicholson (Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RSAMD/RCS) and Paul Edmund-Davies (London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra etc.) while teaching flute and piano privately.  In 2004, she was awarded the final Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music performance diploma and in 2005 successfully completed a Master of Arts in Music degree (with distinction) through the Open University. 

Now based in Edinburgh, she currently teaches flute and piano while playing in a number of ensembles and orchestras as a freelance performer and soloist, including Amicus Orchestra, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, Fife Opera, Meadows Chamber Orchestra, Eden Ensemble, the Marlands Ensemble & gives occasional solo flute/piano recitals.  She is a committee member for Amicus Orchestra.

Lynne plays a Muramatsu GXIII flute with a Lafin (Adler-wing) headjoint.  



2005 - MA in Music, with distinction - Open University

1981 - BMus (Hons) - Sheffield University

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music 

2004 - FRSM, flute - performing - ABRSM

2002 - LRSM, flute  - performing, with distinction - ABRSM

2001 - Dip ABRSM, flute - performing - ABRSM

1996 - Advanced Certificate, flute - performing  - ABRSM

1977 - Grade 8 Theory of Music, with distinction - ABRSM

1976 - Grade 8 flute - performing, with merit - ABRSM

1976 - Grade 7 piano - performing, with merit - ABRSM


Amicus (conductor: Catherine Larsen-Maguire) playing at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig - November 2018
Amicus (conductor: Catherine Larsen-Maguire) playing in the Bute Hall, Glasgow in June 2018

               Lynne playing at a private function with                     Peter Churchill

               Lynne playing with Amicus Orchestra in St                 Andrew's in the Square, Nov 2016

Opera dei Lumi performing 'Cosi Fan Tutte'     in St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh,Aug 2014