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Flutes and Frets

 Wednesday 7th February, 2024 at 7:30pm
​Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ


Programme to include music by Hans Neusidler, John Dowland, Tobias Hume, Henry Eccles, Giacobbe Cervetto,Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and Chick Corea.

Beth Stone
After starting to play flute at age six, Beth Stone spent seven years studying at Chetham’s School of Music from age eleven, taking an interest in historical flutes in her final two years there. As an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar, she graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class honours in 2022, where she studied modern flute with Gitte Marcusson and historical fluteswith Rachel Brown as part of the joint principal course.

As an avid player of all flutes from renaissance all the way through to modern flute, Beth has been able to perform in many orchestral settings. She is currently the principal flautist of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and the London Baroque Orchestra. She has had the pleasure of working with the Academy of Ancient Music; Ex-Cathedra; Cambridge Handel Opera Company; Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra; The Sixteen; National Youth Jazz Orchestra among many others. From 2017, she was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years in which she performed in the BBC Proms, toured the UK & performed in the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André, South France. She is also the flautist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble 2022/23 and has performed numerous times at the annual London International Festival of Early Music, Tilford Bach Festival and London Handel Festival both as a soloist and chamber musician. Beth features on several recordings with groups including the Academy of Ancient Music and the Taverner Consort conducted by Andrew Parrott.

Chamber music has always been a central part of Beth’s music making. She performs with many chamber groups including The Flutes & Frets Duo, Lumas Winds, Grand Siècle (on historical flutes) & contemporary group, Ensemble Matters – all of which have enabled her to perform in many festivals, concerts, competitions and events.

Beth was the winner of the RCM 2021 McKenna Prize for the highest end-of-year recital mark in a baroque instrument. She was also the winner of the RCM Flute Prize 2021, the second prize of the RCM Contemporary Competition and the Third Prize Award of Samnium University’s International Orchestra Auditions Awards. Her recording of Telemann’s 9th Fantasia was chosen to be included on an Oboe Classics CD as part of the Telemann Fantasia Recording Competition 2021.

Beth pursues a career in all flute types and is continually focusing on gaining experience, knowledge and understanding of the vast range of music she plays.

Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy studied Classical Guitar at the Junior Guildhall Music Department for 4 years with Mark Eden and Matthew Robinson. He then started his Undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music studying Classical Guitar with Carlos Bonell. During the first two years of his degree, he gradually transitioned to the historical performance department and in his third year, he became RCM’s first ever undergraduate principal-study theorbo player, studying with Jakob Lindberg. Within the RCM, he has taken part in many ensembles including the RCM Baroque Orchestra & Broken Consort and frequently works with a variety of singers.

Daniel’s freelance work includes collaborating with ensembles such as Ex-Cathedra, Fiori Musicali, London Baroque Orchestra and Dowland Works. As a lutenist, he regularly performs lute song with numerous singers including Emma Kirkby, Mary Bevan and Hugh Cutting. Career highlights include performing with the Tavernor Consort, conducted by Andrew Parrott in Frauenchiemsee, Germany, and featuring on Radio 3’s Early Music Show in Windsor Castle performing music for Charles II.

As a soloist, Daniel was recently the only lute finalist in the New Elizabethan Award 2022 and has enjoys performing solo recitals in locations such as ‘Nelson’s Church’, Burnham Thorpe and for the Lute Society in the Dutch Church, London.