Damon Flanagan was born in Southampton in 1980 where he began his musical education based on the Suzuki method. At the age of 16 he became joint concertmaster of the Southampton Youth Orchestra, leading them on three European tours and playing Vivaldi Concertos on numerous occasions. Damon studied on the Hampshire Specialist Music course. From 1998-2003 Damon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Simon Fischer receiving his Bachelor and Masters degree. His studies were completed in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the renowned concert violinist Ilya Grubert.