Gareth Davies studied at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama where he gained the highest marks in his year and won the Laurie Kennedy Memorial prize. At the age of 22, shortly after graduating he was appointed Principal flute with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. During his time on the South coast, he recorded the Nielsen flute concerto on the Naxos label. In 2000 he was invited to join the London Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flute.
In the LSO he has performed as a soloist with Sir Colin Davis and Daniel Harding across Europe, and in 2004, the centenary year, he performed and recorded Quirk by Karl Jenkins, a concertante written especially for him. Gareth loves the variety of work which being a member of the orchestra entails. He has worked with most of the great maestri of our times, Gergiev, Colin Davis, Previn, Maazel, Janssons, Boulez, Rostropovitch and Haitink to name a few.