Fintan Sutton studied clarinet and saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music London before returning to Ireland to take up the position of clarinet/bass clarinet with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in 1987.
Fintan is also a regular player with the Orchestra of St Cecilia and also works with the Irish Film Orchestra.In addition to numerous performances throughout Ireland, he has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the Dublin Baroque Players.
In 1997 he commenced teaching at the Royal Irish .Academy of Music. His students have won numerous national awards and prizes, in addition to scholarships to such prestigious third level institutions as Berklee College of Music in the United States.
Fintan has a very keen interest in contemporary music and works extensively with the final year composition students at NUI Maynooth.