Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Recorder tutor

Finn Collinson is a recorder player, multi-instrumentalist, folk musician and composer based in East Anglia.

Finn completed his training at the world-leading Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2021, where he graduated with an additional Concert Recital Diploma. Finn’s classical training continues to inform his performance and composition within his folk music specialism, in which he often uses fragments of historical music and collaborates with a range of different performers.

Aside from his solo work, Finn is a founder member of award-winning recorder quartet Aurai and is in high demand as a ceilidh musician, notably with Stroma and Ceilidh Tree. A diverse performance career has seen Finn play on the main stages of many of England’s biggest folk festivals, and venues ranging from tiny 50-capacity arts centres to the Royal Albert Hall. Finn also performed in the orchestra for the English National Opera’s Olivier Award-winning production of Noye’s Fludde in July 2019.

As an educator, Finn works extensively with FolkEast (notably as curator of the festival's Youth Moot workshop programme). In 2022-23 he was a lead tutor on the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust’s youth showcase project, and he has also undertaken visiting teaching roles with the English Folk Dance & Song Society, Newcastle University and Centre for Young Musicians.

“Collinson has both the chops and the vision to take his music in many directions” – RNR Magazine