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James Galway Caricature, shown here in 1978, age 37; Galway is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed “The Man with the Golden Flute”.
Born on December 8, 1939 in East Belfast, he was taught the flute by his uncle at the age of nine and joined his “Fife and Drum Corps”; at the age of eleven he won the junior, senior, and open Belfast Flute Championships in a single day. He left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice to a piano repairer for two years.
He subsequently went to London to study the flute at the Royal College of Music under John Francis and then at the Guildhall School of Music under Geoffrey Gilbert. He then studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Gaston Crunelle and Jean-Pierre Rampal and also privately with Marcel Moyse.
After his education he spent fifteen years as an orchestral player. He has played with Sadler's Wells Opera, Covent Garden Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He auditioned for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan, and was principal flute of that orchestra from 1969 to 1975.
Shortly after 1975, Galway decided to leave and pursue a solo career.
In 1990, he was invited by Roger Waters to play at “The Wall – Live in Berlin” concert, held in Potsdamer Platz; he played Pink Floyd's songs “Goodbye Blue Sky” and “Is There Anybody Out There?”. Galway performed for the Academy Award-winning ensemble recording the soundtracks of Peter Jackson's “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
Galway still performs regularly and is one of the world's most well-known flute players. His recordings have sold over 30 million copies.
He currently performs on Nagahara flutes, as well as some Muramatsu Flutes. Conn-Selmer produces his line of flutes, “Galway Spirit Flutes”.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||28 × 24 × 2 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175