The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed Andrea Oliva as international visiting tutor in flute.

Oliva is principal flute with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and a professor of flute at the University of Music at the Italian Switzerland Conservatory of Lugano. He performs regularly as a soloist worldwide and has collaborated extensively with the Mozart Orchestra in Bologna under Claudio Abbado, Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, Bamberger Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Kevin Gowland, deputy head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion and director of Woodwind at the RNCM, said: ‘I am very excited that Andrea will be joining the team of flute tutors at the RNCM. As international visiting tutor, he will work directly with every flute student throughout the year, delivering one-to-one tuition and masterclasses during each visit.’

Oliva added: ‘It’s an honour to be joining a great team at the RNCM. I’m looking forward to working with all the students and developing the passion and hard work needed to have a brilliant career.’

Oliva will take up the position in September, replacing Anders Ljungar, who steps down after six years in post.