Conrad Marshall studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Roger Rostron and Trevor Wye. He graduated winning the Hiles medal for orchestral playing and immediately commenced trialling for second flute in the Hallé Orchestra.
Many years of freelancing with The Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Opera North Orchestras followed along with extensive touring with the Northern Ballet Orchestra and the Orchestra of English National Ballet.
For over thirty years he has been Principal Flute of the Northern Chamber Orchestra – Buxton Festival’s resident opera orchestra – and as well as frequent performances as concerto soloist, has appeared on many of the thirty recordings the NCO has made for Naxos.
He has been a member of Psappha since 2001. With Psappha he has played widely in The UK, in tours to North and South America, Australia, Spain and Portugal and – in 2013 – to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, taking part in both concerts and workshops with the Academy’s composition students.
Conrad is also Principal Flute of both the Manchester Concert Orchestra and the National Festival Orchestra.