Eli Hudson 1877-1919



Born at Worseley, near Manchester, Hudson started playing the piccolo at an early age and toured with his sister Winifred (Elgar) and his mother, playing as a trio mainly in music halls.


He studied the flute under W. L. Barrett and A. P. Vivian at the Royal College of Music, London, learning on a 1867 system flute which he continued to use throughout his career.


He was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and taught at the Royal Military School, Kneller Hall.


In 1905 he was co-founder of the New Symphony Orchestra, the first orchestra to be contracted with a gramophone company. He made many flute and piccolo solo recordings and was well known for his dexterity and powerful tone.








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