Flauti d’echo: Traces (Take Note Ensemble)
Thursday 14th February 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
This year’s Take Note ensemble, a Baroque trio featuring recorder duo Flauti d’echo alongside keyboard player Benedict Williams, presents a stunning programme exploring the variety of colours that emerge when one musical line traces in the exact footsteps of another. With playful mirroring, haunting reflections and virtuosic imitations, these three outstanding young musicians take us on a contemplative journey, featuring the music of Handel, J.S. Bach, Purcell and Telemann.
Take Note is the Chiltern Arts Young Artist Platform, discovering and championing outstanding young ensembles. Each year we invite applications and hold auditions to decide who we will work with and promote in the coming season. Winning ensembles are invited to perform at the Chiltern Arts Festival either in a standalone concert or side-by-side with other Festival musicians. We are delighted this year to welcome Flauti d’echo, founded in 2016 by recorder players Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes who met during their studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Performing music from the 15th century to commissioning new pieces, the ensemble aims to extend a historical recorder player’s tradition of arranging and transcribing music appropriate to their instrument. The group specialise in creating bespoke programmes that combine their own arrangements with music originally written for their instrumentation.