Flautist, composer and teacher


John Devitt

John is an Irish born flautist presently living and working in the Netherlands. 

He studied flute with the late Prof. Doris Keogh at The Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, and later continued his studies of flute and improvisation with Dick Gout and Ferdinand Povel at the Rotterdam Conservatory. 
John has played with various jazz and jazz-rock groups as well as playing tenor sax in a rock band; in two flute quartets (mostly classical repertoire) and in the Blauwdruk Ensemble which was formed to perform the works of contemporary Dutch composer Nico Huijbregts. More recently John has performed with the Nijmegen based flute trio Trio Alt on both flute and alto flute.

Besides teaching flute, John is experimenting with creating frameworks for improvisation using computer based programs and sound loops and recording these pieces at his Overloop Studio in Nijmegen .