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Laura Beardsmore

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Flautist
London
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A versatile performer also offering alto and bass flute, Laura is available for concert performances, orchestral and chamber work and events

Laura completed her Undergraduate and Masters degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has studied with Carla Rees, Simon Channing and most recently with renowned contemporary flautist Robert Dick at his residential studio in New York City. Laura was selected to take part in the inaugural Soundings Academy, a contemporary music festival run through the Austrian Cultural Forum in Knightsbridge, London. She was the co-founder of cross-genre ensemble WOLF PACK, with whom she held a five day residency at Vault Festival. She gave her concerto debut in March 2014, performing Lennox Berkeley’s orchestration of Poulenc’s Flute Sonata. A member of alto and bass flute ensemble rarescale Flute Academy since 2007, Laura has given numerous performances with the group, including performing as a soloist at the British Flute Society’s 9th International Convention. Laura has recently performed at the International Prokofiev Festival, Kensington, with rarescale at The Forge in Camden, and at Spectrum in New York City, as well as giving regular solo and chamber performances at venues in London and the South East. She plays a Sankyo-Kingma flute, with a key system developed by Dutch flute maker Eva Kingma that enables the instrument to play a full quarter tone scale, and works with composers to develop new repertoire for this instrument, as well as for alto and bass flute.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try to be flexible and accommodating where possible so that your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings shift slightly in the run up to the event, then just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

As I perform acoustically, I don't have the equipment needed for a DJ/ipod service- sorry!

How much time do you need to set up?

Once I know where I need to be I can set up and be performing in 10-15 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My repertoire is wide ranging and I'm always happy to work with you to find the best music with your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I perform acoustically so require minimal equipment, but I bring all the things I need with me.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I have a wide variety of repertoire and am happy to work with you to make sure your chosen pieces are included in my performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

All sorts! I've performed in concert halls, churches, theatres, smaller music venues, stately homes, and even outside.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I performed Debussy's Syrinx live on BBC Radio 4's Today programme in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the composer's death.

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Catherine O, 2 months ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful recital on Saturday. It was very well received. And a special thank you for bringing all your flutes. It was great to hear the variety of sounds and repertoire for the different instruments. I do hope you will come and play for us again.

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Lucy W, 1 year ago

It was such a pleasure to have Laura play at our wedding. Not only does she play beautifully but she also helped to make the day go smoothly as she was so prepared and has such a wealth of experience that I was able to trust her recommendations for suitable music to play during different parts of the wedding day. This was particularly helpful as I have very little musical knowledge!

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