Canterbury Music Club

Thursday 14 December 2017 · 7.30pm

Mozart · C major Quartet
Wendling · Concertino
Danzi · Quartet in D minor
Cannabich · Quartet in A minor
Stamitz · Trio
Mozart · D major Quartet

Revolutionary Flute Quartet

Rachel Brown · flute
Adrian Butterfield · violin
Kathryn Parry · viola
Ruth Alford · cello

Mark Padmore
Rachel Brown - flute

A leading exponent of historical flutes, Rachel Brown is in great demand worldwide, as a soloist, orchestral player and teacher. As principal flute and recorder player with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Brandenburg Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and, more recently, Arcangelo, she has recorded extensively and performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia.

Her acclaimed solo recordings include the Telemann Fantasias, sonatas and concertos by JS, CPE and JC Bach, Handel, Quantz and Leclair.

With her ‘dream-team’ London Handel Players, Rachel has immersed herself in the rich repertoire of baroque chamber  music. Their performance at the 2013 Göttingen Handel Festival was reviewed:

“What was at once captured was the pure, silky smooth and wonderfully expressive flute sound of Rachel Brown. It  is not impossible that even Orpheus, in his time, considered - whoever plays the flute like this, might almost soften stones” - Göttinger Tageblatt

Rachel’s publications include The Early Flute, A Practical Guide, cadenzas for the Mozart Concertos, two volumes of Quantz Flute Sonatas and her own completion of the Bach A major flute sonata.

She has pioneered a new baroque chamber music course in the UK (Pro Corda) for modern and baroque instrumentalists and teaches on annual summer schools in Brazil and Croatia. She leads a thriving flute class at the Royal College of Music.

Rachel’s recording of Bach Flute Sonatas and Arias with Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Players is due for release in January 2016.