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Nicola Gerrard

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About Nicola

Flautist
Knutsford
Nicola is a highly experienced professional flautist, noted for her creative and innovative playing style and ability to communicate.

Nicola is a highly experienced professional flautist, noted for her creative and innovative playing style and ability to communicate with her audience. She is is available for weddings, functions, recitals and teaching in Cheshire and the North West and performances throughout the UK. Having studied Music at Sheffield University she went on to complete her Masters degree including research and performance on the baroque flute, before training at the Royal Northern College of Music with Peter Lloyd and Rachel Brown. During her studies she won a number of prizes including the Mrs Stewart Blake Recital Prize. Nicola has established a busy and successful career as a freelance flautist on both baroque and modern flute. She regularly performs on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Daily Service programme and has made numerous appearances on television. She has been first flute with the New English Orchestra since 1995, regularly touring with them to Salzburg during the world-famous International Music Festival and to Rome, and has contributed to several professional recordings by them. She plays baroque flute as a core member of Dei Gratia (a professional baroque ensemble) and is often invited to play with the London-based All Souls Orchestra. As a soloist, Nicola has recorded three flute CDs where she performs on baroque, alto and modern flute, as well as the piccolo, with a mix of classical baroque, and contemporary styles. She has also established her own ‘Sunday Afternoon Concert Series’ called ‘Flute and Friends” as well as very popular Advent Musical Meditations. She lives in High Legh, Cheshire with her husband and two daughters, where she runs her own business, ‘High Legh Flutes’ which ‘deals with all matters flute’ and involves performing, teaching, repairing and advising on any aspect of flute playing.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Gospel, Avant garde, Marching, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Classic rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Bach Sonata in E Minor
Bach Sonata in E Major
Telemann Fantasias
Handel Sonatas
Debussy Syrinx
CPE Bach Hamburger Sonata
Widor Suite
Chopin Theme and Variations
Faure Sicilienne
Faure Fantasie
Ian Clarke Orange Dawn
Briccialdi Carnival of Venice
Bach Menuet and Badinerie
Gabriel's Oboe
English Country Garden
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Contemporary Christian Music
Mozart Andante
Borne Carmen Fantasy
Rhonda Larson Be Still My Soul
Trad. Amazing Grace
Trad. Londonderry Air
Donizetti Sonata in C
Benjamin Godard Suite
Telemann Suite in A minor
Bach Suite in B minor

Reviews

From customers:

Dave W

Dave and I would like to say a huge thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Listening to the flute during the signing of the resister and support the organ with the hymns really added a very special touch to the service. Many of our guests commented on their enjoyment of the playing and the quality. It helped create a magical atmosphere in the cosy chapel. We are most grateful for you putting together such a lovely programme and for you professionalism. We would recommend to any one who wants that extra special addition to their event to consider a recital by Nicola. Many many thanks again. We were truly delighted.

Claus W

I would like to give you many thanks again for this wonderful performance last Saturday night. Now I#m listening to you CDs. I like them very much. The collection of titles is very nice and I'm sure that I will use them as background music in spiritual, meditative an creative coaching-sessions. Thank God and thank you for this beautiful music.

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