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 the last twenty six years he has been Principal Flute of the Northern Chamber Orchestra and as well as frequent performances as concerto soloist, has appeared on many of the thirty recordings the NCO has made for Naxos.
Since 2001 he has been a member of the leading contemporary ensemble ‘Psappha’.
Psappha are the ‘ensemble in residence’ at Manchester University and have played widely in the UK – including a BBC proms appearance and recently at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House with Phoenix Dance Theatre. They have toured to North and South America, Australia, Spain and Portugal and most recently in June 2013, to the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, taking part in both concerts and workshops with the Academy’s composition students.
Conrad is principal flute of both the Manchester Concert Orchestra and the National Festival Orchestra and visiting flute tutor at the University of Sheffield.