Cormac Henry has been principal flute of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic since March 2002. He has played as guest principal with most of the orchestras in the U.K. and continues to appear regularly with many. Cormac has also performed as guest principal with many European orchestras, including the Concertgebouw, Tonhalle and Bavarian Radio Symphony.
As a soloist Cormac has appeared and recorded many times with the RLPO, playing a variety of concertos, from Bach’s fifth Brandenburg to a world premiere of a new concerto by Kurt Schwertsik.
Playing in chamber ensembles is a passion of Cormac’s. He has played in all sorts of ensembles over the years, performing at the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh festivals and many other venues.
Cormac teaches flute at the Royal Northern College of Music and has coached and taught for many years with the Arlequin ensemble on their summer course in Switzerland.
Starting out with Joosje le Coultre in the Kerry School of Music, Cormac studied at the Guildhall with Averil Williams and in Stuttgart with Jean Claude Gerard.
Outside of music, Cormac plays golf with mixed results and is an enthusiastic follower of Munster and Ireland in rugby.