Two years after taking up the flute at Friends’ School Saffron Walden Celia Redgate (nee Pitstow), won a County Scholarship to study under Gareth Morris. She continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the J & J Brough prize and was awarded the Paddy Purcell and the North London Orchestral Society prizes. She won a Munster trust scholarship for post-graduate studies and was selected by the trust to be the flautist for their recital scheme. Her solo debut at the Purcell Room (with Sylvia Bowdon) was as a GLAA Young Musician.
Other London appearances include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and Fairfield Halls with Trio Krosta, Sioned Williams and the Phoenix Wind Quintet. Her performing career has focused upon chamber music, performing for music clubs, societies and festivals. Her recording work includes sessions, Radio 2 and 3 and TV. Several composers have written for her including Gordon Jacob and Roger Redgate.