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Jose Zalba-Smith & Friends

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About Jose Zalba-Smith & Friends

Any combination from Flute and Harp/Piano to large ensembles. Repertoire ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary. Your choice!
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Jose Zalba-Smith: born in 1984, in Havana, Cuba. Jose studied flute and piano at the Alejandro G. Caturla and later at Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. His flute professors at this time were Erasmo Lopez and Floraimed Fernandez, both members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Ballet and Opera Orchestras. After auditioning in London, Jose was offered places at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the latter offered a full scholarship for the Bachelor of Music Degree which Jose accepted and commenced in 2003. After completion of this degree in 2007, Jose was kindly supported by the Society of Knights of the Round Table and the Innholders' Company to continue his studies at the Guildhall School of Music, in their Masters Programme. During his time at Guildhall, with Philippa Davies as his main professor, Jose enjoyed training under other eminent players such as Sharon Williams, Ian Clarke, Sarah Newbold and Sam Coles. He accepted numerous invitations to perform in festivals such as Glasgow Cathedral Music Recital Series (2006), Seville Music Festival, Spain (2006), Belgrade Music Festival, Serbia (2007), Winchester Music Festival (2008), Frome Young Musicians Recital Series (2008), and Paxos International Chamber Music Festival, Greece (2008). Jose was accepted as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (2006-2007) and as an extra player for the National Welsh Opera. Finally, on completing his Masters, Jose was chosen to be part of the 2008-2009 Foyle Future Firsts Training Scheme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and also given a place with the Southbank Sinfonia with whom he has enjoyed many exciting opportunities to play an extremely varied programme in a variety of venues across the UK. Jose has performed several times as Principal and Sub Principal with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and regularly works with orchestras across UK. He was flautist for Under Milk Wood: an Opera by John Metcalf in the 2014 tour of Wales. Jose is currently teaching at Surbiton High School, Wimbledon High School and Highams Park School. Jose is also in demand as a Latin/Cuban flautist performing with several Salsa bands across the country and The Mañana Collective which he also founded. He runs a successful Cuban music workshop series which he has taken to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Flute Summer School, Philippa Davies International Flute Summer School and The Scottish International Flute Summer School.

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Jose Zalba-Smith & Friends' Song list

A. Alen
M. Arnold
Phantasy Op. 89
C.P.E. Bach
Concerto in D Minor
Sonata in A Minor
J.S. Bach
Partita in A Minor BWV 1013
Sonata in B Minor BWV 1030
Sonata in C BWV 1033
Sonata in E BWV 1035
Sonata in E Flat BWV 1031
Sonata in E Minor BWV 1034
Sonata in G Minor BWV 1020
Suite in B Minor BWV 1067
H. Büser
Prelude et Scherzo
L.van Beethoven
Serenade in Bb for Flute, Violin and Viola
Sonata in B flat Op.4
E. Bozza
Image for Solo Flute
I. Clarke
Orange Dawn
Train Race
Zoom Tube
E. Damare
Et Les Roses for Piccolo and Piano
C. Debussy
Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola
R. Dick
Fish are Jumping
F. Doppler
Concerto in D Minor for two Flutes and Orchestra
Hungarian Phantasy Op.26
H. Dutilleux
G. Enescu
Cantabile and Presto
G. Faure
Fantasie Op.79
C. Franck
Sonata in A minor
P. Gaubert
Nocturno and Allegro Scherzante
R. Gerhard
P. Hindemith
J. Ibert
Flute Concerto
Piece for Solo Flute
A. Jolivet
Concerto for Flute and Percussion
S. Karg-Elert
Sonata Appassionata for Solo Flute
David Lang
L. Liebermann
Concerto for Piccolo
Sonata for Flute
M. Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne
F. Martin
S. Mercadante
10 Arias with variations
Concerto in E Minor
O. Messiaen
Le Merle Noir
J. Metcalf
Under Milk Wood: an Opera
John Metcalf
Calm for flute and piano
M. Mower
Sonata for Piccolo and Piano
Sonata Latino
W.A. Mozart
Andante in C Major
Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp
Concerto in D Major
Concerto in G Major
J.W. Nelleke
Trouveres for Flute and Percussion
Jan Willem Nelleke
Variations on an Imaginary Theme
O. Nielsen
A. Piazzolla
Estaciones Portenas
Etudes for Solo flute
Histoire du Tango
La muerte del Angel
S. Profofiev
Sonata in D Major
M. Ravel
Piece en forme de Habanera
Sonatine for Flute, Viola and Harp
S. Reich
Vermont Counterpoint
C. Reinecke
Concerto in D
Sonata Undine
P. Sancan
F. Schubert
Sonata in A Minor “Arpeggione”
Theme and Variations
J. Schulhof
Concertino for Flute (Piccolo), Viola and Double Bass
A. Scott
Nemesis for Flute and Vibraphone
P. Taffanel
Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino
T. Takemitsu
“Towards The Sea” for Alto Flute and Guitar
Then ‘Was The Wind” for Flute, Viola and Harp
Voice for Solo Flute
G.P. Teleman
Solo Fantasies in A minor, D minor and E major
Suite in A minor
M. Tippett
Blue Guitar Sonata for Flute and Percussion (Arrangement by Zalba Smith-Slatter)
P. Vasks
Landscape with Birds
A. Vivaldi
Concerto in C for piccolo and strings
Concerto in D Major Il Gardellino
Concerto in G minor La notte
Helen Woods
J. Zalba
Divertimento for Flute and Piano
Mis Dos Hijos
Pieza Concertante
Three cuban pieces for Flute, Double Bass and Percussion
Zaida (Danzon)

Jose Zalba-Smith & Friends' Reviews

From customers:

7 years ago

Flawless technique, what a wonderful player!

8 years ago

What a vibrant flautist, wonderful musician!