Flynn Sturgeon is a dynamic musical director, piano accompanist and educator who enjoys a busy career working with an array of performers in and around London.
Flynn is the musical director of the sell-out and critically acclaimed concert series, Roles We’ll Never Play, produced by Thomas Duern. The show hosts incredible line-ups of talent, and most recently played at the Apollo Theatre in December 2020. The concert is scheduled to return in May and September 2021.
He currently holds positions as musical director with the Gay Men’s Dance Company, a conductor with Popchoir, and a musical theatre specialist accompanist at his former university, Royal Holloway. He also works as Stagecoach Performing Arts Twickenham. Flynn has additionally worked with Richmond Piano School, Urdang Academy, London Oriana Choir, John Lewis Partnership Music Society, and Sing for Pleasure.
Flynn is a winner in the 2019 Creative Courage for Life Awards, in the category of Outstanding Singing Teacher for his work as a children’s vocal coach and teacher.
He read music (BMus) at Royal Holloway, University of London (2019), where he was awarded a first-class degree with honours. He studied piano under Eleanor Hodgkinson, and voice (musical theatre) under Elizabeth Byrne. He was also coached by Mary Dullea (the Fidelio Trio) and Tim Travers-Brown (the King's Singers), amongst others. During his three years, Flynn specialised in orchestral conducting, orchestration, composing with technology, and Orientalism/race studies within musical theatre and opera.
He is available for private piano, singing, and theory lessons, as well as recordings and repertoire sessions.
Most recent credits as musical director include:
Roles We'll Never Play (Apollo Theatre) – December 2020
Frostbite (Garden Theatre) – December 2020
Grad Tidings (Southwark Playhouse) - December 2020
The Three Little Pigs (Dorking Halls) – October 2020
Roles We'll Never Play (Union Theatre / Turbine Theatre) – December 2020
No Business Like Show Business (London Eye) – March 2020
New Year, New Favourites – Caroline Kay + Luke Bayer (Other Palace) – January 2020
Credits in other roles include:
Rehearsal Pianist - Songs for a New World (London Palladium) – October 2020
Dep. MD / Keys 1 / Keys 2 - Soho Cinders (Charing Cross Theatre) – December 2019-January 2020
AMD - Soapdish (Turbine Theatre) – February 2020
Keyboard - Singing in the Rain (Adelphi) – October 2019
Other credits as Musical Director / AMD / Musician whilst in training include:
The Prince (Arts Theatre), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Stag Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (EM Forster Theatre), Pippin, Songs for a New World, Cabaret, Bare: a pop opera, Cats, Annie Jr., Starlight Express, Little Shop of Horrors, A Connecticut Yankee, and many more cabarets and concerts.
Photo by Danny Kaan, as featured in the DigiCreative's book, Dear Audience.