Flute & Harp Duo SW06HF - Video Clips Available
Harp and flute duo SW06HF was formed in 1991 and they have been in demand throughout the UK ever since. The duo has performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp concerto and has given recitals for Classic FM and also for many music societies. They often play for weddings, functions, corporate events and have played at many of the top venues throughout the Midlands and South West including the International Convention Centre, the National Indoor Arena, Hagley Hall, Swinfen Hall, Clearwell Castle, Thornbury Castle, Ragley Hall, The Assembly Rooms and The Roman Baths in Bath, Sherborne Castle, Dumbleton Hall, The Shakespeare Trust properties, Ashton Court, Leigh Court, Longleat and at many top prestigious hotels such as The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath. Their repertoire is extremely varied and includes both classical and light popular music. This flute and harp duo are happy to arrange particular music for clients.
Described by the Birmingham Post as possessing “deft control over rhythm and phrasing” and “producing flute tone of resourceful colour and attractive warmth”, this flautist has been delighting audiences in venues across the UK and abroad since 1989. Her success as winner of the Young Artist of the Year competition in 1993 led to her debut recital in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which was met with high critical acclaim. She has subsequently appeared at major venues, music clubs, festivals and on BBC television and radio.
As well as being Principal Flute of the Orchestra of the Swan, Birmingham Opera Company and Mid- Wales Opera ensemble, she is in much demand as a freelance orchestral player, performing with other leading orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. She has worked under eminent conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Pierre Boulez. She also loves theatre and enjoys working with the RSC.
She performs regularly as part of this flute and harp duo and a Baroque Chamber music ensemble led by Ruth Watson. She also enjoys performing concertos with the orchestra of the Swan.This talented musician believes passionately in sharing her music with young people. As well as teaching the flute she is actively involved with education projects run by the orchestra. Her involvement in Lord Yehudi Menhuin’s “Live Music Now!” scheme gave her the rewarding opportunity to work with children and adults in special needs schools and training centres as well as in hospitals, hospices and rehabilitation centres across the UK and Hungary.
This harpists musical education began at school where she gained distinctions in grade 8 harp, oboe and piano. She gained BMus (Hons) from the University of Birmingham whilst continuing her harp studies with Robert Johnston (principal harpist City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).
She has performed concertos with regional orchestras and given recitals as part of this flute and harp duo. She has played for the CBSO, the Royal Shakespeare Company and is principal harpist for the New Bristol Sinfonia.
This young vibrant harpist enjoys teaching both the harp and piano and is much in demand as a freelance player in the South West where she combines her musical career with a young family.
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