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Pioneering flautist Carla Rees performs music for alto flute, bass flute and baroque flute, demonstrating the breadth of her inspiration in new works by Claes Biehl, Steven Laurence Frew, David Bennett Thomas and Shiva Feshareki, alongside music from the baroque era.
Carla Rees is a British low flutes specialist who has developed an international reputation for her innovative work. She is Artistic Director of rarescale, an ensemble with whom she works to create and promote new repertoire for her instruments. She completed her PhD at the Royal College of Music in London in 2014, researching extended techniques for Kingma System alto and bass flute with the support of scholarships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Royal College of Music. She is currently Programme Leader for Music at the Open College of the Arts and an Honorary Research Associate and flute teacher at Royal Holloway University of London.
Her performing career encompasses chamber music and solo work, appearing frequently at international festivals, including recently at the French Flute Convention (2016), German Flute Festival (2017), American National Flute Association Convention (2015), Canadian Flute Convention (2015), Kuturforum Pax Christi, Krefeld, Germany (2016), Open Spaces Festival Nuremburg, Germany (2016), Tirol Easter Festival, Austria (2016), Eglise Saint-Merri, Paris (2016) and La Cote Festival, Switzerland (2016).
Recent UK appearances include performances at Iklecktik, The Forge and Café Oto (London), MTIDMU Concert Series (Leicester), Fairfield Halls (Croydon), Handel House (London) and York Spring Music Festival. Plans for 2017 include performances in Athens, Paris, Tokyo, Minneapolis and Costa Rica.
Other recent highlights include performances and recordings of Feldman’s flute chamber music with pianist John Tilbury and concerto recordings with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Ensemble Neumusik im Ostseeraum (Germany). Carla currently appears on 13 CDs (for rarescale records, Metier, Atopos, Capstone, Edition Troy and Red Sock Records), with four more awaiting release.