Astrea Flute and Harp Duo

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Kate and Katie started performing together in September 2006. They have recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD), London.ENQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING

 

Siesta

Allegretto De Trois

Entracte from Carmen

Alfie

 

Duo Astrea has given recitals in London, with venues including: The Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street; the Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly and Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.  The duo has also performed across the south of England.  Their future engagements include a summer recital series in South France, August 2009.

The Duo is available for corporate functions, weddings, lounge music, recitals, and other performance occasions.

Kate Walter – Flute

Kate graduated with a First from GSMD where she studied flute with Philippa Davies and Sarah Newbold, and piccolo with Sharon Williams. She was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies on the MMus course at GSMD.

During her four years at GSMD, Kate has been Principal flute of the Guildhall Sinfonia, Guildhall Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Guildhall Opera Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. 

 Her recent appearances have included ITV’s Record of the Year and the London production of ‘Les Miserables.’ This year Kate won the prestigious Needlemakers’ Competition and the ‘Ivan Sutton’ chamber music prize.

Kate was Principal Flute of the National Youth Wind Ensemble, CBSO Youth Orchestra and Midland Youth Orchestra. She has toured to Belgium and Holland playing with ‘Zomeropera’ in a ‘Carmen’ project, as well as playing for Cruise ships.

Katie Flanaghan – Harp

Katie started playing the harp during her years as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral.

As a solo harpist, Katie has performed at venues such as the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Gherkin and Le Meridien, festivals including Southern Cathedrals’ Festival and Calne & Melksham Festival. In 2005, she performed the world premiere of trio Azaleas by Gary Carpenter at the Holywell Showroom, later played on BBC Radio 3.

Katie has played with orchestras including the English Sinfonia, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Sarum Orchestra, working with conductors such as Marin Alsop, George Benjamin and Andrew Litton, performing in the major concert halls in Great Britain.

She has recorded two CDs with nationally acclaimed choir Sarum Voices, performing Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Janecek Otce nas and Britten Ceremony of Carols.  The Britten was highly recommended on BBC Radio 3’s “Building A Library”. 

Katie studied with Charlotte Seale at GSMD and now continuing her harp studies with the renowned harpist Sioned Williams.

Repertoire

This list is by no means exhaustive; it is representative of the styles of music we play.

Recital Music 

Alwyn – Naiades Fantasy-Sonata

Bach  – Sonata in G minor

Siciliana  – from Sonata in E flat Major

Bach/Gounod – Ave Maria (Prelude in C)

Bizet – Minuet from L’Arlesienne – Suite 2

Entr’acte  – from the Third Act of Carmen

Chopin – Variations on a Theme of Rossini

Debussy – Clair de Lune

Debussy – Arabesque No.1,  The Little Shepherd, Le fille aux cheveux de lin

Godard – Suite de Trois Morceaux

Ibert – Entr’acte

Persichetti – Serenade No.10

Concerto Music

Mozart – Flute & Harp Concerto

Additional Music for Corporate Functions, Weddings etc

* Also suitable for a less formal recital

Beethoven –  *Moonlight Sonata – 1st Movement

Chopin – *Prelude Op.28, No.4,  *Prelude Op.28, No.6,  *Prelude Op.28, No.7

Elton John –  Can you Feel the Love Tonight

Faure – Fantasie – extract

Cantique de Jean Racine – Op.11

Pavane – Op.50      

*Berceuse – Op.16

*Sicilienne – Op.78

Berceuse – no.1 from Dolly Suite, Op.56

Song Without Words, Op 17, No.3

Gossec  –  *Gavotte

Irish Trad. – Brian Boru’s March, Idle Days in Summertime,  Scarborough Fair,  An Eriskay Love Lilt (Hebridean Air)

Lennon – Imagine

Lloyd Webber & Rice – Close Every Door

Lloyd Webber &  Steinman – Whistle down the Wind

MacDowell – *To a Water Lily,  *To a Wild Rose,

Massenet – *Meditation from Thais

Marais – *Le Basque

Mendelssohn – *On Wings of Song

Rogers & Hammerstein – My Favourite Things

Schumann  – Traumeri,  About Strange Lands and People

Sherman & Sherman – Feed the Birds 

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