"expertly and beautifully performed, the music a delightful combination of the old and new”
American Record Guide


The Flautadors are established as one of the UK's leading recorder ensembles having won a variety of awards since their formation in 1997.

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.

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