He received further instruction on the flute from Rockstro and was appointed ( 1868 ) flautist to the Italian Opera , Lutz . For twelve years he played under the conductorship of Sir Michael Costa in the performances of the Sacred Harmonic Society . He was with the Carl Rosa Company for seven years and took part in performances by the Philharmonic Society and the ‘ Bach Choir .’ He was chief flautist at the musical festivals of ‘The Three Choirs’ in Birmingham and Leeds and in concerts given by Herschell and Richter ; and played before queen Victoria at Balmoral and at Windsor . He accompanied Madame Albani on a musical tour of Canada and the United States of America . In 1883 he became teacher of the flute in the Royal College of Music , a post which he held until 1910 . He was considered the foremost flute player in the country. He d. 10 Jan. 1927 at the Savage Club , London , and was buried at Kensal Rise .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959