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Poppy Philligreen

Wind teacher

Poppy Philligreen is a saxophonist based in Manchester. Originally from Derbyshire she acquired her BMus (Hons) from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2018. She teaches woodwind both privately and in schools across Manchester. As a performer Poppy specialises in the realising of new music, being particularly interested in the use of extended techniques and the breadth of texture and timbre they enable. Alongside her performance practice Poppy is involved in the running of Special Virtuosi, a weekly music group for children and adults with additional needs. She has also worked in a production capacity for opera companies such as The Opera Shack and Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera.


Poppy is very excited to start working with OMF as their woodwind teacher. Growing up her music lessons and ensembles were always filled with excitement and discovery, and she is thrilled to be working with a charity that seeks to provide those same opportunities to children across Manchester. When not making strange noises on her saxophone, Poppy can be found knitting socks and pottering round her garden.