Vic Hoyland

Derek John Benton

Classical musician, professional Flautist and exclusive agent for Vic Hoyland.

Contact Derek
Tel. +44 (0) 7584 577834

Derek John Benton studied Music at Manchester with his flute studies under the tuition of Alan Lockwood from the BBC Philharmonic. He went on to study law, working in professional services organisations for many years, later running his own management consultancy focusing on diversity and inclusion, and now splits his time freelancing as a musician & agent, as an Activator at DNA Light Up (which focuses on life-changing personal development with others, guiding them to reconnect with their true authentic selves), and providing executive assistant support to the CEO of Green Man.

Derek is the principal flute of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra and of the West London Sinfonia, and is a player with the London Flute Quintet and SCALA Collective. His solo concerti performances include the Bloch Concertino, the Bach B-minor Suite, the Poulenc Flute Sonata (with orchestral accompaniment), the Francaix Quadruple Concerto, the Nielsen Flute Concerto, and numerous chamber & solo recitals across Europe.

Derek is also a keen genealogist, which is how he and Vic connected late in 2019 after finding out they had shared DNA in their ancestry. This means that as well as being Vic’s agent, they are also related.