Belfast-born flautist James Galway is one of the most widely recognized classical musicians of his generation.
The list of dignitaries and musicians he’s shared the stage with range from Queen Elizabeth II to the Empress of Japan and from Stevie Wonder to The Chieftains.
Galway studied in London and Paris. In 1975 he launched his solo career, playing with the world’s leading orchestras.
His honors include induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in June 2008, the 2008 UMS Distinguished Artist Award and Irish America’s Spirit of Ireland Award 2008.
Several of his albums have been named Record of the Year by Billboard magazine.
He has put his fame to good use, supporting charitable organizations such as SOS, Future Talent, Swiss Artistic Foundation, the Caron Keating Foundation and UNICEF.
Galway and his wife Jane, also a flautist, run the International Flute School in Switzerland.
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