Antara Duo

19:30 on Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Thomas Hancox – flute
Rachel Wick – harp

C.P.E. BACH Sonata in G major, Wq.133, ‘Hamburger’
C. DE GRANDVAL Valse Mélancolique
FAURÉ Morçeau de Concours
MOZART Andante in C major, K.315
A. SHAPOSHNIKOV Sonata for Flute and Harp
H. ANDRIESSEN Intermezzo
R. SAXTON King Herla (for harp & flute/alto flute/piccolo)
BRITTEN Suite for Harp, Op.8
I. CLARKE The Great Train Race (for solo flute)
F. BORNE Fantaisie Brillante sur ‘Carmen’

The Antaro Duo first started playing together in 2007 while undergraduates at the University of Oxford before going on to postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music. They are now much in demand throughout the country, with performances at the Cheltenham Festival, Wigmore Hall and Kensington Palace. Thomas is principal flute of Northern Ballet in Leeds and works regularly as guest principal flute with the UK’s leading orchestras, including English National Opera. He is also a tutor on the ever-popular Flute Kitchen summer course organised by Windstruments of Bingley and held each year in Harrogate. Rachel works as a freelance harpist dividing her time between solo, chamber and orchestral performances as well as teaching and coaching, including the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Children’s Orchestra. Beyond their recital work, the Antara Duo work for Live Music Now, a charity that brings live music to those who would otherwise rarely, if ever, experience it, and also give educational performances for CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

This concert is generously sponsored by Windstruments of Bingley and Music House of Harrogate.

Photo credit: Kaupo Kikkas