09 Oct 2020, 13:10 - 13:50
10/09/2020 01:10 PM
10/09/2020 01:50 PM
Flauguissimo Duo. Yu Wei Hu and Johan Lofving
Friday lunchtime concert. Flauguissimo Duo; Yu-Wei Hu – flute, Johan Löfving – theorbo
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9 October 2020
Yu-Wei Hu - flute
Johan Lofving - theorbo
Huitiéme Concert dans le goût Théatral F. Couperin (1668-1733)
Ouverture - Air - Sarabande - Air Léger
Sonata No. 5 in G for Flute and Basso Continuo G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
Adagio - Bourrée - Minuet
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 J. S. Bach (1685 -1750)
Prelude (arr. for theorbo)
Prelude from L'art de Préluder J. M. Hotteterre (1674-1763)
Air de M. de Bousset from Airs et Brunettes
The Lass of Peatie’s Mill F. Barsanti (1690-1775)
The Birks of Envermay
From A Collection of Old Scots Tunes
Sonata for flute and basso continuo in e minor J. H. Roman (1694 - 1758)
Larghetto – Piva – Non presto
"Flautist Yu-Wei Hu was sublime and her handling of Gluck and Paganini, accompanied sensitively by guitarist Johan Löfving, was my personal highlight..."
- Tom Rhodes, Early Music Today
Flauguissimo Duo was founded by flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving in 2008 whilst studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Together they have dazzled audiences across UK and beyond performing in venues such as Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and St George’s Bristol. Recently Flauguissimo was invited to perform in the Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Kings Lynn Festival and London Guitar Festival; abroad their performance highlights include Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe in the Netherlands, Swedish Guitar and Lute Festival and the Bach Hall in Taiwan. Passionate about contemporary music, Flauguissimo Duo performed and led composer’s workshop at Bristol University. Selected for Brighton Early Music Festival Live and International Guitar Foundation Young Artist Platform 2015, Concordia Young Artists and Live Music Now, Flauguissimo Duo’s performances were highly appreciated by both audience and music critics. In 2019 their debut album ‘A Salon Opera’ was released on Resonus Classics.
Besides Flauguissimo Duo, Yu-Wei and Johan have won many prizes in prominent competitions, including International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011, Uppsala International Guitar Competition 2011 and London International Guitar Competition 2012. They have performed at MuTh-Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Radio France Festival Montpellier, Palace of Versailles, BBC Proms Cadogan Hall, Bachwoche Festival Vienna, Carinthischer Sommer Festival Austria, Opera Barga Festival Italy, London Handel Festival and London Festival of Baroque Music. Their performances have been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 & Radio 4, Radio France, Austrian Radio Ö1 and Swedish Radio P2.
The French and British Gardens
The sounds of nature have always been an inspiration to composers and the Age of Enlightenment was no exception.
In this programme the dazzling Flauguissimo Duo take us through the wondrous sounds of 18th century gardens, including music by Couperin, Bach and Barsanti.
Free admission, all welcome.
Due to the Coronavirus the Friday lunchtime concerts will be streamed live.