Handel & Hendrix in London | Monday Matinee with Flutes and Frets

Monday Matinee with Flutes and Frets

Mon 6th
May 2024
£15 Ticket

"A Baroque Voyage"

Beth Stone and Aidan Phillips present an array of flute and harpsichord sonatas from baroque composers linked to the life of George Frideric Handel. Featuring music by the “Swedish Handel”, Johan Roman; Michel Blavet and Henry Eccles.

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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 flutes with 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 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. Her playing can also be heard on recordings with the Taverner Consort and the Academy of Ancient Music. Chamber music has always been a central part of Beth’s music making. She has performed with several chamber groups, and now primarily, the award-winning Flutes & Frets Duo and Lumas Winds which have enabled her to perform in many festivals, concerts, competitions and events. Beth pursues a career in all flute types and is continually focused on gaining experience, knowledge and
understanding of the vast music she plays.

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Aidan Phillips

AIDAN PHILLIPS is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music London, where he completed both the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Performance degrees. He has studied with Terence Charleston, Carole Cerasi, Jane Chapman in London and Fabio Bonizzoni and Jacques Ogg at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag in The Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed the first ever RCM Junior Fellow in harpsichord and continuo (supported by a Ruth Dyson scholarship). Active as both a recitalist and chamber musician, Aidan has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe, America and Australia. He has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium to name but a few. Recent appearances include performances at the Styriate-Festival in Graz (Austria) / The BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall (London) / Versailles Les Vignt-Quatre Violons du Roi (France) / The Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace, Salvatorsaal in Vienna / Monpellier Opéra Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon / St. Martin's in the Fields (London) / St.John's Smith Square (London) / Handel and Hendrix House (London) / The London Handel Festival (St. George's Hannover Square, London) / Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen (Germany) / The Bishopsgate Institute (London) / Palazzo Grimaldi (Venice) / lAssociazione Musicale Karl Jenkins at the Palazzo Annnibaldeschi & Villa Falconieri (Rome) / Opera Barga (Toscana) / Roma Festival Barocco (Rome).