Jaymee Coonjobeeharry enjoys a busy freelance career that includes playing in orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the English National Opera, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. After graduating from Oxford University with a Double First Class Masters in Chemistry, he pursued his musical studies at the Royal College of Music, where he was the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellow in his final year. He was recently made a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Jaymee has a long standing duo with the pianist Frederic Bager, with whom he features in the Davos Festival. As well as regular concerts in the UK, Jaymee and Frederic have performed throughout Europe and Asia, and immediately after the Festival, they will travel to California to perform a recital.
Jaymee enjoys a diverse musical life. He has worked in close collaboration with composers who have written works for him, including a Flute Concerto by Hamish Brown and a Flute Sonata by Guy Newbury. He is regularly invited by orchestras to perform as soloist and last year he performed concerts with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, alongside Swedish flute virtuoso Göran Marcusson.
Jaymee’s recent solo engagements include a performance of Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto La Notte in Kings Place, and a performance of The Flight of Bumblebee with pianist Frederic Bager, released by Classic FM on social media, which has received over 500,000 views to date.
Jaymee is sought after as a flute teacher, and teaches both in the UK and abroad. He has taught at the Hong Kong Flute Academy and given seminars at the Aegean Arts Festival in Crete, Greece.