I am happy to present my first classical recording at Delicious Drums Studio, featuring flute and harp, played by renowned soloists Rebecca Lenton and Nathalie Amstutz. We recorded three pieces from classical over modern to improvised music.
Rebecca and Nathalie call their Duo A Moveable Music. They bring an innovative flute and harp programme, combining classical repertoire and contemporary works with improvisation tailored to each performance and venue.
I had the chance to encounter the two at a private concert, a musical “Salon” at the home of one of my drum students. From Bach to Takemitsu and beyond, Rebecca and Nathalie guided their listeners through a multitude of musical styles, giving a brief introduction to the works along the way.
For many in the audience, including myself, it was the first time to have this combination of instruments, and especially to listen to a harp so closely. I had the opportunity to bring that experience even one step further by recording the duo, putting my favorite microphones as close to the instruments as possible.
Rebecca Lenton and Nathalie Amstutz both have a wealth of experience as soloists, chamber players and orchestral musicians in a wide range of musical genres. They play together as a duo to explore and further the repertoire for flute and harp.
Born in Switzerland, Nathalie studied in Detmold, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. She was solo harpist with the Osnabrücker Symphoniker, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and the Bremer Philharmoniker. Today she freelances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, Philhamonie du Luxembourg, Oslo Opera,WDR Orchester Köln, the Hamburger Philharmonik and the Tonhalle Zürich. She is also very dedicated to contemporary music, having played at several new music festivals and working frequently with Ensemble KNM Berlin.
Born in England, Rebecca studied in London at the GSMD and in Basel. She has been a member of Ensemble KNM Berlin since 2001 and has performed at prestigious concert venues and festivals worldwide, including at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall Festival and Märzmusik in Berlin, Festival Présences in Paris, and tours to Argentina, Japan and Taiwan. She is also a regular guest with Klangforum Wien in Austria and has freelanced with orchestras including Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.