Based in Manchester, Leila is an accomplished flautist who enjoys a varied career. An experienced orchestral musician, and with a particular interest in piccolo, Leila has played with leading orchestras including the Hallé, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
An experienced soloist and chamber musician, Leila has performed extensively across the UK. In 2017 Leila won the Audrey Innes Concerto Competition Trophy on the final night of The Edinburgh Competition Festival performing Mozart's concerto in G-major under the baton of David Watkin. As a previous Ambassador for Live Music Now Scotland she has been featured at the Aberdeen Youth Festival, performed at the Usher Hall for the ‘Emerging Artists’ series, and gave a solo digital recital during the pandemic as part of the ‘Together at Home’ concert series. She has performed at festivals such as the Buxton International Festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to name a few. Leila has a strong interest in collaboration and contemporary music. She’s performed works of George Benjamin at the Wigmore Hall in the presence of the composer, and appeared as a soloist with the RNCM New Ensemble to perform 'Terrestre' by Kaija Saariaho. This year she premiered 'Lift Music' by John Woolrich at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as part of art installation 'Out of Order'.
A graduate of the RCS, Leila gained her Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Katherine Bryan and Janet Richardson. Leila went on to graduate with Distinction from the Master of Music program at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied flute with Kevin Gowland, Laura Jellicoe and piccolo with Jennifer Hutchinson. Her studies at the RNCM were generously supported by the Colin MacLean Bursary Award, Caird Trust, and Help Musicians UK.
Away from the flute Leila is happiest when by the sea, hanging out in the Northern Quarter, or chilling at home with her two kittens Noah and Nya.
She is also an experienced and dedicated teacher. You can find out more about her at her website - https://www.leilamarshallflute.com/.