Dr. Billington is a free-
Dr. Billington currently performs as principal flutist of the Miami Lyric Opera Orchestra and performs on baroque flute with the Camerata del Re, an early music group. He concertizes with the Billington and Gonzalez Classical Flute and Guitar Duo and with the LGEM Trio, a flute, guitar, and percussion trio that performs Western Hemisphere popular and folkloric music. He has also has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States and with festival orchestras in Europe and has also been a soloist on Trinidad and Tobago Television.
On Modern Flute
"Also on last night's program was Shun-
". . . I was quite impressed with the flutist, Robert Billington." John Schuster-
". . . Hurry, Ye Happy Shepherds, beautifully sung, and excellently accompanied by solo flute, played by Robert Billington." Raymond Barr, Coral Gables Gazette, Coral Gables, FL
"Conductor Doris Lang Kosloff and players seemed to work well together, resulting
in nice string articulation (with fine violins in Cortigliani), sweet flute phrasing
(in the work’s echoed themes) and well-
"The playing included lustrous solo flute (Robert Billington) and harp (Ana Maria Bolivar) playing in the overture." Robert Carreras, OperaToday.com.
“One bright spot was the fine playing of principal flute Robert Billington, who gave a warm and evocative account of the long Entr’acte melody leading into Act 3.” David Fleshler, South Florida Classical Review.
"In a beautifully coordinated Flute Quartet in D Major, Op. 41, No. 1 by Pleyel, the players fleshed out the music with natural inflections and tasteful nuances. From the start, the Pleyel flowed like a lively conversation between four friends. . . the Pleyel bloomed with Billington's velvety soft sound." Sharon McDaniel, the Palm Beach Post.
"...there was some very attractive work here, and the audience gave the Camerata a warm reception. Perhaps most notable was the playing of flutist Robert Billington, who offered pretty work in a sonata written by Nicholas Chedeville, a Vivaldi contemporary who published the music under the more famous composer’s name. Billington was also a fluid soloist in Il Gardellino, the D major flute concerto replete with bird song imitations that sounded much mellower than a modern performance thanks to the darker sound of the Baroque flute." Greg Stepanich, South Florida Classical Review.
“Robert Billington’s lithe, agile Baroque flute animated Benda’s Sonata No.2 in G Major, a melodically delightful soufflé. The brilliance and energy of Billington’s reading of the final Allegro was particularly distinguished.” Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review.
“The program concluded with Myslivicek’s lightweight Trio in B-
Please visit our web pages for information regarding the concert offerings of the
Billington and Gonzalez Classical Flute and Guitar Duo and the LGEM Flute, Guitar
and Percussion Trio. You can also find information re: Dr. Billington's Doctoral
Essay, "A Description and Application of Robert Aitken's Concept of the Physical
Flute" and info regarding flute instruction with Dr. Billington. LGEM -
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|Dr. Robert David Billington - Musical Offerings|
|The Billington and Gonzalez Duo|
|The LGEM Trio|
|A Description and Application of Robert Aitken's Concept of the Physical Flute|
|Robert David Billington, Flutist, Performer and Teacher - Miami and South Florida Flute Lessons - FBA Info|
|Robert D. Billington and LGEM Live Public Performances|
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