Born 15th April, 1856, Liverpool

Died 14th Oct., 1916, Manchester.


Principal Flute, Hallé 1900-1916.

Pupil of Edward de Jong and J.F.Brossa. He was known for his  rapid double tongue technique and powerful tone.


Needham was flute professor at the Liverpool College of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music.


He died during a Hallé Concert. He had risen to acknowledge the applause after his solo in a selection from Glinka’s A Life for the Czar when he was seized with an attack of faintness. By the time a doctor was in attendance Needham was dead.











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