The Nielsen flute Concerto was written for Holger Gilbert-Jespersen, the flautist of a wind quartet Nielsen had previously composed for. The piece is thought to reflect his changeable character, with tension, humour and anger alongside beautiful melodies. Here is a rehearsal of the first movement of one of my favourite pieces
In Ireland has a firm place in the hearts of many flautists. Starting with wandering street musicians and a beautiful soaring melody moving to a far away light dance, and coming home with a fast exciting jig.
VIDEO: What better piece to listen to in January than the contemporary flute solo Winter Spirits. With Christmas tunes well behind us, this piece draws upon a very different sound world.
It’s the Easter holidays and, as I’m staring the end of my degree in the face, I thought I’d give an update on what I’ve been up to! My final year has been busy with lots of orchestral and wind band concerts. A highlight was playing the flute in a lovely, enormous wind sectionContinue reading “BLOG: The blur of fourth year”
Can and should we share the experience with others? Who makes our audiences?
Live classical music is something tangible, honest and emotional. It can be all encompassing. Providing a sense of community beyond the shifting screens of social media.