Davinia Caddy teaches music history, theory and analysis. She began her musical career playing principal flute in the UK’s National Youth Orchestra, gained a PhD in music from Cambridge University, and carried out post-doctoral research at Oxford.
As a teacher, Davinia guides her students to the understanding, and interpretation of classical music. Through her approach of ‘listening, thinking and writing’ she strives to open the eyes and ears of her students to the endless adaptability of classical music, its enduring appeal, and its extraordinary power and reach.
Davinia was a senior lecturer in Musicology at the School of Music, University of Auckland until 2018. Her book The Ballet Russes and Beyond: Music and Dance in Belle-Époque Paris was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.