Styles Harp and Flute
Counties Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • Cambridgeshire • East Sussex • Essex • Greater London • Hertfordshire • Kent • Surrey
This flute and harp duo is based in London and serves the south east of England. Formed in 2007, both musicians were instrumental and academic scholars at the University of Oxford (St Peter's College), before graduating with double-firsts.
Recital work has covered the United Kingdom and they also perform on cruise ships for P&O and Fred Olsen.
Weddings and functions have included work at Buckingham, Kensington, and Blenheim Palaces, Mansion House, Spencer House, and Penshurst Place.
The Harpist has learnt the harp since the age of six, originally studying with Thelma Owen and Sioned Williams, and now with Karen Vaughan.
Having been the principal harp of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for several years, she now is in demand as a freelance orchestral musician and soloist, working with orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and the Salomon Orchestra.
She has also recently recorded with the choirs of New College and Christ Church, Oxford on the Decca and Avie labels respectively, alongside a Christmas day broadcast from Buckingham Palace on Classic FM of Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the choir of the Chapel Royal.
The Flautist currently studies the flute with Patrick Gallois at the École Nationale de Musique, Paris, and will continue will Paul Edmund-Davies and Samuel Coles as a scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music later this year. He has worked with musicians and ensembles including Trevor Pinnock, the Allegri and Sacconi String Quartets, the London Handel Orchestra, the Saraband Consort, and the Locrian Ensemble. Alongside this, he is a frequent contributor and former Junior Editor of Flute, the journal of the British Flute Society, and also the Ambassadors' Co-ordinator for CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
The combination of flute and harp is a perfect complement for your wedding, function, or event. The ensemble's gentle blend provides a soothing and unobtrusive sound of refinement and class.
Typically their repertoire is 'light' music, often favourite classical works or songs from shows. They are always willing to discuss particular arrangements though to meet your requirements. Of course, not everything is easily realised on flute and harp, but this can be ascertained after contacting us.
Wedding services have a few particular considerations, namely the music for the arrival of the bride, during the signing of the register, and then for the exit of the bridal couple. Again, this can all be finely arranged well in advance of the day itself.
The advantage of both flute and harp is that they are acoustic instruments; in short, they need no additional amplification and, as such, are relatively portable. The only consideration is that, if they are to play outside, the harp needs to be protected from the elements and a flat surface to be positioned on.
Badinerie - Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Minuet from L’Arlésienne - Bizet
The Pearl Fishers’ Duet - Bizet
The Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Ave Maria - Gounod
Air from Water Music - Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Adagio from Oboe Concerto - Marcello
Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana - Mascagni
Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet
Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream - Mendelssohn
On Wings of Songs - Mendelssohn
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Barcarolle for The Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
Softly Awakes My Heart from Samson and Delilah - Saint-Saëns
Serenade - Schubert
Adagio from Concerto in C - Telemann
Toccata - Widor
Bridal March from Lohengrin - Wagner
This is only a very small selection of their entire repertoire and it is more than likely that we have what you are looking for in our collection.
Furthermore, should you have any particular requests, we are happy to make arrangements.