Dinah Pounds


Dinah studied the flute at the London College of Music with Ann Cherry. She has many years of orchestral and solo playing experience having been the principal flute in both the Nelson Orchestra and the London Prometheus Orchestra. She is now the principal flute in the Academy of Great St. Mary’s. Her solo work has been wide-ranging and in 2007 she performed the Lennox Berkeley Flute Sonatina to the Berkeley family at the Lennox Berkeley Society’s A.G.M. As well as achieving an F.L.C.M for performance, Dinah also achieved a B.A from Open University and then completed a Masters Degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Dinah is also a chorister at Great St. Mary’s. and an active member of the Academy having organised many concert events including a performance in 2010 of ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ by Stravinsky where she was responsible for directing the cast in a staged presentation. Future plans include a recording of works by Berkeley, Poulenc and Faure.


Adam Pounds


Adam was born in London in 1954. As a student he studied at the London College of Music where his principal subjects were composition, classical guitar and oboe. He studied the guitar with George Zarb and Robert Brightmore and took conducting lessons from Christopher Fry.    As his chief interest was composing he went on to receive composition lessons from Sir Lennox Berkeley as a private student. He has written works for a great variety of combinations including chamber and vocal music as well as large-scale orchestral works, all of which have been publicly performed. He later continued his studies at Goldsmith’s College, London where he achieved a B.Mus. After studying for a Masters degree at Trinity Hall he formed the Orchestra of Great St. Mary’s (The University Church) in 2006. More details about Adam’s musical activities can be found on his website