Flautadors are established as one of the UK's leading recorder
ensembles having won a variety of awards since their formation
British performances have included major festivals such as
Stratford-on-Avon Festival, City of London Festival, Chelmsford
Cathedral Festival and Ribchester Festival, as well as the more
specialist early music festivals of York, Lincoln and Greenwich.
The quartet also works regularly with today's composers playing
many world premier performances in contemporary festivals and
concerts series such as Leeds Contemporary Music Festival. They
have also performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room on
London’s South Bank, provided Elizabethan music for the National
Theatre in London and given concerts at various festivals across
Europe with live broadcasts on Russian and Belorussian
television and radio. Their concerts in the UK have been
broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and they have appeared as guest
artists on the programme In Tune.
In 2004 the quartet released The complete recorder music of
Edmund Rubbra and Benjamin Britten (Dutton Vocalion) which
became a favourite on Classic FM and is frequently played on BBC
Radio3. Their second disc Phantasies, Ayres & Chaconys (Deux-Elles,
2007) focuses on the music of Purcell and Locke with lutenist
David Miller and has been a featured disc on both Classic FM and
Ireland’s Lyric FM and has since become a favourite on many
other European stations. The most recent recording is Music for
the Queen of Scots (Deux-Elles) which includes percussion played
by Corrina Silvester and is due for release in 2010.
Since its formation, the quartet has influenced British recorder
playing through its research and educational work collaborating
with many venues including the Wigmore Hall (Chamber Tots),
Oundle School, the Centre for Young Musicians in London as well
as several music colleges and universities. The Flautadors are
continually expanding the repertoire for recorder quartet by
commissioning and promoting new and demanding works for the instrument.