Examiner Profile: INGRID CULLIFORD 

INGRID CULLIFORD  LRSM, LRAM (flute & piano), Dip Ram, ARAM Ingrid Culliford spent many years living and working in London as a free-lance flautist and teacher. With orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, as well the contemporary music ensemble, Lontano, she toured widely in Britain, Europe and the Americas. She also recorded frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performed in many international festivals, including the prestigious Henry Wood Proms. With Lontano she has recorded several CD’s, and her solo recording of British Flute Music was highly acclaimed in both BBC and Gramophone magazines. Whilst in London she was professor of flute at Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department. Since returning to NZ in 1994, Ms Culliford has given many solo and concerto performances and is a recording artist for Concert FM. She plays regularly with the Auckland based contemporary music group175East and Tuhonohono, with whom she toured for Chamber Music NZ in 2007. She has also played as a casual extra with the NZSO. Ms Culliford was, for several years, Co-head of music at Nga Tawa School, where she now continues to tutor in wind, piano and chamber music. She was also on the faculties of both Waikato University, and the NZ School of Music as tutor in flute. She enjoys adjudicating at many festivals and competitions and is an examiner for both the NZ Music Examinations Board and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.