Ian began playing the flute aged 11 after many years of playing the recorder. He made quick progress, thanks to his amazing first teacher, Helen Bailey. He played all the time and was desperate to join his school orchestra. Ian took part in many music festivals and played in lots of ensembles. He went on to the Welsh College of Music and Drama and studied with Douglas Townsend (BBC Welsh) and Jonathan Burgess (WNO). Whilst in Cardiff Ian won various prizes including the WCMD Woodwind Prize, 20th Century Competition and HTV Award for further study. He then moved to London to study with Sebastien Bell at the Royal Academy of Music and Anna Noakes. Ian is now a freelance flute player and teacher in London and loves what he does.

Ian plays the flute, piccolo and alto flute.