About Myles Roberts
MYLES ROBERTS teaches flute and piano in Central Park.
Myles Roberts started flute lessons at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre with Vesna
Milakovic and after just one year of tuition he performed as soloist at both the Hugo
Lambrechts and Artscape Youth Concerto Festivals, and made his solo concerto debut with
the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and also the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra. Since
then Myles has played as soloist with some of the leading orchestras in South Africa,
working with conductors including Victor Yampolsky, Theodore Kuchar, Arjan Tien, Martin
Wettges and Conrad Van Alphen.
Amongst many awards, Myles reached the final round of the Artscape Competition in 2011,
granting him the opportunity by Maestro Martin Wettges to perform as soloist with his
orchestra combined with Munich State Orchestra in Mauritius. In 2012, Myles was one of
the finalists at the first UNISA Wind competition, and also won the woodwind category prize
at the ATKV music competition in that same year. Myles has received master classes from
world renowned flutist Sir James Galway, and won the prize of a Lafin head joint for most
outstanding flutist at the Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland 2015.
After accepting the Teaching Assistant position at the University of Northern Colorado in the
United States of America, Myles has had an astronomical amount of success teaching
students from various cultural spheres. He has also won the most distinguished prizes in the
Colorado flute association competition, and was the first prize winner for the Concerto
Competition, enabling him to perform the notorious Liebermann Flute concerto as soloist
with the UNCO Symphony orchestra.
Myles completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree, both majoring in flute
performance at the Stellenbosch Conservatorium with Dr. Corvin Matei, and completed his
studies at the Civica Scuola de Musicad de Claudio Abbado in Milan, Italy under the guidance
of Maestro Raffaele Trevisani in 2017. Myles is currently enrolled in the Doctor of the Arts
program at the University of Northern Colorado, where he also holds the Teaching Assistant
Myles has participated in workshopping a new performance piece by South African artists
Philip Miller and William Kentridge, and has since performed this work in SA and at the
Holland festival in Amsterdam for the King and Queen of the Netherlands. He plans to
combine further studies, teaching, and performing overseas with regular visits to South
Africa, collaborating with his colleagues in chamber music and solo recitals.