Portuguese flautist Frederico Paixão is currently on trial for Principal Flute of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. He has played Guest Principal Flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Northern Ballet, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, as well as freelancing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, English National Ballet, Opera North, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Previously, he participated in the London Sinfonietta Academy and the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s training scheme. As a traverso player, Frederico has worked with the Armonico Consort and performed with Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists. Frederico moved to London in 2013 to study with Anna Pope at The Purcell School. He then received a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Flute Prize and became a Chamber Music Fellow. Frederico studied flute with Samuel Coles, Karen Jones, and Katherine Baker, piccolo with Keith Bragg, Helen Keen, and Patricia Morris, and traverso with Lisa Beznosiuk.