BFS Flute Competitions February 2020 London-19th February 2020

BFS Flute Competitions February 2020 London-19th February 2020

We are delighted to announce that the BFS Competitions 2020 are now open for entries. The Competitions will be held at Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London on Wednesday 19th February 2020. We welcome young flautists to apply for this exciting performance opportunity, with advice and encouragement from our panel of expert adjudicators.

BFS School Performer: for performers aged 13 years or under.
Adjudicators: Sarah O’Flynn – Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke – Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.

BFS Young Performer: for performers aged 14-18 years.
Adjudicators: Sarah O’Flynn – Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke – Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.

BFS Young Artist: for performers aged 19-24 years.
Adjudicators: Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir – Principal Flute of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor and founder of Maximus Musicus concerts and books for children; Silvia Careddu – Double prize winner of the Concours International de Musique de Genève, flute teacher at Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin and professor at the Conservatoire et Académie Supérieure de Strasbourg.

Accompanists: Richard Shaw and Joanne Sealey.

Closing date for entries: Friday 10th January 2020 at 5pm UK time.

Full details and bookings Link
Competition Rules Link

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Sheffield Flute Choir Winter Concert-23rd November 2019

Sheffield Flute Choir Winter Concert-23rd November 2019

Sheffield Flute Choir present their winter concert, in aid of Sheffield Samaritans. Join them for an hour of music for flutes – from piccolo to bass flute, from duets to big ensemble pieces – followed by tea and cakes.

Expect music from all sorts of genres to brighten up a winter afternoon (there may even be a few early hints of Christmas!).

70% of the profits from this concert will be donated to Sheffield Samaritans to support their vital work in the local community. There will also be a raffle at the concert to raise further funds for the Samaritans, with three great prizes – 1st prize – a voucher for a weekend in a Yorkshire countryside cottage, 2nd prize – a £50 Thornbridge voucher, 3rd prize – 2 tickets for Deepcar Brass Band’s Christmas concert.

https://www.sheffieldflute.co.uk/winterconcert.html


Flauguissimo Duo-Yu Wei Hu and Johnan Lofving Flute and Theorbo Recital-27th November 2019

Flauguissimo Duo-Yu Wei Hu and Johnan Lofving Flute and Theorbo Recital-27th November 2019

Wed 27 November, 1:05pm
Main Auditorium, The Venue
Free admission, no booking required.

Flauguissimo Duo
Yu-Wei Hu – flute
Johan Löfving – theorbo

  • Couperin – Huitiéme Concert dans le goût Théâtral
  • Anna Amalia von Preussen – Sonata for flute and basso continuo
  • Kapsberger – Canario
  • Hotteterre – Prelude from L’art de Préluder
  • Hotteterre – Air de M de Bousset from Airs et Brunettes
  • Barsanti – Dumbarton’s Drums
  • Barsanti – The Lass of Pealie’s Mill
  • Roman – Sonata for flute and basso continuo

Flauguissimo Duo was founded by flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving. Yu-Wei and Johan have dazzled audiences across the UK and beyond, performing in venues such as Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and St George’s Bristol.

Recently Flauguissimo was invited to perform in the Stratford-on-Avon, Kings Lynn and London Guitar festivals. Other highlights include the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe in the Netherlands, selection for Brighton Early Music Festival Live, the International Guitar Foundation Young Artist Platform 2015, Concordia Young Artists and Live Music Now. Flauguissimo Duo’s performances were highly appreciated by both audience and music critics.

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Lisa Nelsen Flute, Cello and Piano Trio Concert-13th Bosendorfer Piano Concert-29th November 2019

Lisa Nelsen Flute, Cello and Piano Trio Concert-13th Bosendorfer Piano Concert-29th November 2019

Bösendorfer Piano Concert: 29 November

Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3BN
Fri 29th November 2019 7:30PM

Enigma 14:
Lisa Nelsen
– Flute
Julian Metzger – Cello
Paul Turner – Piano

Enigma14 (Lisa Nelsen, flute; Julian Metzger, cello; and Paul Turner, piano) have come together out of a passion for performing chamber music which is under the horizon of many audiences. The combination of wind, strings and piano offers intense tone colours, and shows the almost vocal power of communication between them.

Doors open at 7pm

Concert starts at 7.30pm

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Enigma14 have come together out of a passion for performing chamber music which is under the horizon of many audiences. The combination of wind, strings and piano offers intense tone colours, and shows the almost vocal power of communication between them, especially with flute, cello and piano. Lisa Nelsen (flute), Julian Metzger (cello) and Paul Turner (piano) have found that playing with each other created an awareness between them that they could almost taste, with a connection that was evident in their performance. Individually, each has an impressive pedigree that supports their performances and interpretations in concert halls and festivals (Wigmore Hall, St David’s Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Johns’ Smith Square, Canterbury Festival, Swaledale Festival to name a few). Their programme includes duos and trios by Weber, JS Bach, Martinu, Alwyn, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Dussek, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Liebermann, Eric Tanguy, Kenneth Hesketh and Malcolm Forsyth.

“…the interaction between you all was remarkable and there was an authority and confidence evident which was remarkable in such a new grouping. The moments of discussion between the three instruments were palpable and provided great contrast to the strong combined sections.” Two Moors Festival

“Delicious…wonderful powers of communication in concert” David Campbell, Clarinet soloist, Artist for Yamaha UK, Director MusicFest in Aberystwyth

“…a lively and fresh creative approach and play with great authority as an ensemble – uplifting music making.” Peter Hewitt, Music Director at Benslow Music Trust

“…a magical quality in communicating with an audience: a freshness and directness that endears instantly endears them to their listeners…their choice of programme is varied and inventive.” Kenneth Hesketh, Composer and Professor at the Royal College of Music


Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility as a flute soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator and mentor in performance practices. Her performances with Continuum Ensemble’s Swept Away series in London’s King’s Place were wonderfully received, and she was dubbed “…a flautist and a half…” by The Times. She grew up on a pig farm in Western Canada, and fed on all kinds of music, from opera to rock to jazz. She makes many venues her stage, and thrives on sharing the energy that performances can generate. Her flute and harp duo with Eleanor Turner, Aquilae, has performed to packed audiences across the UK. She is a member of The Harborough Collective, a chamber ensemble led by internationally acclaimed violinist David Le Page, and most recently formed Enigma14 with cellist Julian Metzger and pianist Paul Turner. Lisa gives concerts and masterclasses in venues across the UK, Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong. In June this year, Lisa was asked to become Chair for the Council of the British Flute Society. She is a Professor at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music in London, teaching flute and coaching wind chamber groups and the orchestral winds and has been the Specialist Flute Tutor at Wells Cathedral School for more than 15 years. Lisa is extremely proud to be an artist for Yamaha Classical Division International, playing on her 14k 900Series flute.


Daisy Noton and the London Mozart Players-Mozart Flute Concerto in G-30th November 2019

Daisy Noton and the London Mozart Players-Mozart Flute Concerto in G-30th November 2019

LMP by the sea – Lauren Zhang & Daisy Noton
Opus Theatre

  • Grieg Holberg Suite
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in Eb K.271 “Jeune Homme”
  • Mozart Flute Concerto No 1 in G major K.313
  • Haydn Symphony No.44 “Trauer”

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London Mozart Players
Lauren Zhang piano
Daisy Noton flute

The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, is packing its buckets, spades, violins and trumpets in preparation for an exciting trip to the south coast! The LMP is delighted to be the new Artist in Residence at Hastings’ beautiful Opus Theatre and will deliver an inspiring programme of classical music concerts and outreach work to this seaside community throughout the 2019/20 season.

Packed with rousing classical favourites from Grieg, Mozart and Haydn, the first concert is also a showcase of young talent as dazzling pianist and BBC Young Musician winner (2018) Lauren Zhang, and gifted local flautist Daisy Noton, join the LMP to demonstrate their virtuosic abilities in performing two challenging Mozart works. Brilliance and invention shine in every movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, demonstrating Mozart’s maturity as a composer, and although there is a rumour that Mozart didn’t like writing for the flute, that is not evident in his glorious first concerto which is as vivacious as it is enchanting. The concert opens with Greig’s popular and supremely crafted Holberg Suite, and closes with Haydn’s moving ‘Sturm und Drang’ style Symphony No. 44 ‘Trauer’.

This exciting partnership presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the best in classical music right on your doorstep!

Tickets £5-£13 NOW ON SALE

This series is supported by the Arts Council Great Britain, the Magdalen and Lasher Educational Foundation, Foyle Foundation, the Isabel Blackman Foundation and the Hastings Arts and Culture Scheme, the LMP will deliver a programme of concerts and outreach work to this seaside community throughout the 2019-20 season.

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Tickets: £5 – £13

Opus Theatre
24-25 Cambridge Rd
Hastings, TN34 1DJ United Kingdom


Daniel Shao and Joseph Havlat-Flute and Piano Recital-Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society-6th December 2019

Daniel Shao and Joseph Havlat-Flute and Piano Recital-Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society-6th December 2019

Recital featuring Countess of Munster supported artist, flautist, Daniel Shao. Daniel was a woodwind category finalist in the BBC Young Musician Award in 2014. Daniel is joined by Joseph Havlat on the piano.

6th December 2019 7.30pm

Daniel Shao (flute) & Joseph Havlat (piano)
Daniel is supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

  • J.S. Bach Sonata for flute in E minor, BWV 1034
  • G. Hue Fantaisie for flute and piano
  • E. Elgar Salut-d’amour, Op 12
  • G. Fauré Sonata for violin and piano No 1 in A. Op13 arr. for flute and piano
  • H. Harty ‘In Ireland’
  • C. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • C. Debussy Three Chansons from ‘Bilitis’ arr. for Flute, ‘Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été’, ‘Pour que la nuit soit propice’ and ‘Pour l’Égyptienne’
  • G. Heard Olde Redding
  • F. Poulenc Flute Sonata FP 164

Daniel’s playing has been described as “shapely and silvery” (Classical Source, 2017) and possessing “virtuosity, charm, and charisma in abundance” (The Telegraph, 2014).

Joseph’s playing has been described as ‘dazzling’ (Tempo Magazine, 2018) and he is ‘a performer of powerful presence’ (New York Times, 2016), displaying ‘ warmth, sensitivity and intent’ as well as ‘unflinching calmness and confidence’ (CutCommon Magazine, 2017).

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