Damon won first prize in two prestigious chamber music competitions at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and his string quartet was chosen for events with the Lord Mayor of London and The Queen.
In 2005 Damon became violin teacher at Charles Edward Brookes School in Lambeth. During his tenure the school quickly became a 'music college' status school. In January 2011 Damon visited the Jersey Academy of Music as a specialist violin teacher to kick start their new string programme. Damon now runs a successful private teaching studio in South East London, is Professor of violin at Junior London College of Music and is a deputy teacher at Junior Trinity College of Music.
His freelance orchestral career started with engagements with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and English National ballet in 2005. He now regularly performs with such orchestras as: Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony. He had played principal violin with Opera North and sub principal with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. He regularly performs at the BBC Proms and such soloists as Nigel Kennedy and Jose Carreras.
Damon Flanagan leads the Mancini String Quartet and Flanagan Piano Trio. They both have a busy schedule of recitals,private and corporate functions. Recitals have included Sutton Synagogue, on board Saga's Rose, Ruby and Sapphire Cruise liners and The Garrick Theatre in Lichfield.
Damon's work in the Pop and TV sector has seen appearances on BBC Children in Need with Take That and BBC Sports Personality of the Year as well as DVDs and albums with The Priests, Pet Shop Boys, War of the Worlds and Kylie Minogue.