Jose Manuel Gil || Flute, Sax & Recorder

José was born in Madrid, Spain, into a family of musicians. His grandfather was the conductor of the music band in the city of Nador. His father was a great professional saxophonist. He learnt music theory and the saxophone when he was 10 years old.

At the age of 23, he decided to switch instruments and started to play the flute which still remains his main instrument and which he continues to play as a soloist, in duets and in orchestras.

José  was a member  of the Municipal Band Vallecas of Madrid  from 1993 to 2010 as its first  flute and piccolo player.

On moving to London in 2010, he was engaged in 2011 as a flautist, playing in the Hampstead Adventist Millennium Orchestra whose conductor and director is Ms Fiona D Pacquette.

In 2012, José joined the orchestra of the Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church under the direction of Miss J. Ahn whilst continuing to play with the Millennium Orchestra. Also he collaborates and works with the Music department at the Stanborough Park Secondary School.

In June 2015, José was appointed as one of the music tutors at the newly formed (April, 2015) East London School of Music ( ELSOM). He diligently, enthusiastically and skilfully teaches flute and saxophone at ELSOM.

  • Skills

    flute, sax, recorder