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Rebecca Speller

Rebecca is a British flautist based in London. She is currently a NEXT artist with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in association with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire achieving an MA with Distinction in flute performance. Her postgraduate studies were supported by Help Musicians UK, Michael Hirst Award, Trinity College London Scholarship, The Stapley Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust and Women's Career Foundation. She gained her BMus degree at Newcastle University including a year spent studying Music and German at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

 

Rebecca has appeared all over the UK in prestigious venues as a soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician. Highlights include concerts with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO); performing in projects with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra; appearing as a soloist in Vivaldi's Piccolo concerto in C with London International Sinfonia; broadcasting Debussy's sonata for flute, viola and harp in BSO's Meet the Music series; and playing at Aurora Festival and Masterclasses in Sweden. As a contemporary music enthusiast she has collaborated in projects including: performing world premières with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at CBSO centre and around the UK; working on contemporary works with well-known composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Christian Mason and Rebecca Saunders; performing a bass flute solo at Royal Opera House with Yorke Dance Project; Cohan Collective in association with Yorke Dance Project, BSO and Pavilion Dance South West; world and UK premières with the Riot Ensemble; debuting Jonathan Dove's newly orchestrated opera, Mansfield Park, at the Grange Festival.

 

Rebecca is also a keen composer and has had works premièred by Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ives Ensemble and was commissioned to compose and perform the music for theatre with Ink festival.