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Aleksandra Henszel

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About Aleksandra

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London
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Aleksandra is a London-based freelance flautist. Her professional experience ranges from classical to folk, jazz and world music.

Aleksandra is a flautist and winner of many awards and prizes, including The Musicians’ Company Lambert Scholarship, Patricia Prindl Prize and The Countess of Munster Derek Butler Award. As a classical soloist, chamber and orchestral musician she has performed at some of Europe’s most famous concert halls including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Royal Albert Hall. She also performs with a band Narnain where she gets to fulfill her passion for traditional, folk and world dance music. Aleksandra enjoys a busy freelance career, giving solo and chamber music recitals at venues such as King’s Place and Southbank Centre, as well as working with orchestras nationally and internationally, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra (Germany), Arensky Chamber Orchestra and The NGF Orchestra (Italy). Her band Narnain has performed at venues across Europe, from Scotland to Greece. Keen educator, Aleksandra has recently visited Chile as a Guest Professor at Flute Festival in Penalolen, Santiago and given over 50 music workshops at London schools as part of her Young Artist Scheme work at The Musicians' Company. She has worked closely with the BBC Learning Department delivering family workshops at BBC Proms, performed at the 'Singing for the Brain' event organised by Alzheimers UK at the 7,000 seat Copper Box Arena and took part in delivering an award-winning project 'Convo', culminating with a performance involving professional musicians and over 1100 London school children. Aleksandra also works as a flute & Folk Ensemble tutor in West London. Graduate of the Royal College of Music London and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aleksandra's formal musical training began at the age of seven in her hometown Szczecin, Poland. By the age of nine she received the City of Szczecin Artist Scholarship, the highest accolade in her region and ten years later started her professional career in the UK. Whilst still a student, she took the Principal Flute seat for a RCS/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra project which culminated in recording and broadcast of works by Stravinsky on BBC Radio Scotland and took part in an El Sistema Scotland project with Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel. She also had the pleasure to perform in the Principal Flute seat at a Gala concert with singers from Opera Australia at Buckingham Palace, organised by Prince Charles in 2015. In her spare time, Aleksandra enjoys swing dancing, charcoal drawing, hill walking and learning languages. Upcoming engagements include performance with Narnain Duo in Comrie in February 2020, OMBRA at Impact Theatre, London in March and Flute & Piano lecture recital at 1901 Arts Club on 1st June.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Christmas, Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Easy listening, Acoustic, World music, Spanish music, Tango, Scottish music, Russian music, Polish music, Polka, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, German music, Flamenco, French music, Bossa nova, Bavarian oompah, Balkan
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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:
Orchestrator, Arranger, Songwriter, Dancer, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

500+ Pieces and Songs available upon request. Favourites include:
*Solo & w/Piano*
Concertos 1. & 2 - Mozart
Concerto - Khachaturian
Concerto - Reinecke
Concertino - Chaminade
Concerto Nielsen
Concerto Gluck
Concerto in E Mercadante
Sonatas no. 1 - 6 Bach
Sonatas no. 1 - 3 Gaubert
Sonata - Prokofiev
Sonata - Poulenc
Sonatine Dutilleux
Sonatina Burton
Sonata Hindemith
Sonata Martinu
Sonata for Flute and Piano Muczynski
Sonatina Milhaud
Sonata for Flute and Piano Szeligowski
Sonata Taktakishvili
Sonata "Arpeggione" Schubert
Sonata Franck
Sonata Taktakishvili
Borne: Carmen fantasie brillante
Chopin: Variations in E major on the air "Non piu mesta" from Rossini's La Cenerentola
Bach - Partita
C P E Bach - Sonata in A
Clarke Hypnosis
Hue Fantaisie
Gaubert Fantasy
Gaubert Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Gaubert Sonatas Nos. 1–3
Gaubert Fantaisie
Gaubert Madrigal
Faure Fantaisie
Copland Duo
Enesco Cantabile et Presto
Messiaen La merle noir
Telemann 12 fantaisies
DEBUSSY Syrinx
BLAVET Sonatas
HANDEL Sonatas
PERGOLESI Concerto in G
Takemitsu Voice
Takemitsu Air
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*Chamber Music*
Mozart - Flute Quartets
Gaubert - Trio
Muczynski - Duo flute & clarinet
Nielsen Wind Quintet
Bacewicz Wind Quintet
Kilar Wind Quintet
Barber Summer Music
Ligeti 6 Bagatelles
Berio Opus Number Zoo
Villa-Lobos The Jet Whistle
Haydn London Trios
Martinu Trio
Bozza Scherzo
Mendelssohn Trio
Hummel Trio
Weber Trio
Takemitsu Toward the Sea
Piazzolla Histoire du Tango
Danzi Wind Quintets
Francaix Wind Quintets
Hindemith Wind Quintet
Ibert Trois Pieces Breves
Milhaud Le cheminee du Roi Rene
Reicha Wind Quintets
Zemlinsky Humoresque
+ more
*Folk*
Drowsy Maggie
Cooley's
Out On The Ocean
The Kesh
Scotland The Brave
Zelda
The Banshee
Dashing White Sergeant
Loch Lomond
Alistrum's March
The Maid Behind The Bar
Allistrum March
Bonnie Kate
Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine
Cock of The North
Blaydon Races
The Blarney Pilgrim
Caliope House
Kesh Jig
Jig of Slurs
Franks Reel
Danny Boy
+ more
*Ceremony*
Greensleeves
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
Gymnopedie No. 2 (Satie)
Sonatina (Boccherini)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis)
My Girl (Smokey Robinson)
You've Got a Friend in Me (R. Newman)
Here Comes the Sun (Lennon/McCartney)
Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
Your Song (Elton John )
Over the Rainbow (Kamakawiwo’ole)
Penny Lane (Lennon/McCartney)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Somewhere My Love - Theme from Doctor Zhivago (M. Jarre)
First Day Of My Life (Bright Eyes)
Forrest Gump “Feather Theme” – A. Silvestri
Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)
+more
*Jazz*
The Way You Look Tonight (Sinatra)
Fly Me To The Moon (Sinatra)
I'll Remember April
My Funny Valentine
All of Me
The Nearness of You
At Last
After You've Gone
April in Paris
Girl from Ipanema
Blue Bossa
Cantaloupe Island
Watermelon Man
Round Midnight
Blue Moon
Born to Be Blue
Body and Soul
Naima
Besame Mucho
Bye Bye Blackbird
So What
Everything Happens to Me
Autumn Leaves
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
I could have danced all Night
Hallelujah
In the Mood
I got Rhythm
It's only A Paper Moon
Just Friends
You Are My Sunshine
Lullaby of Birdland
Lover Man
My Favourite Things

Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£350
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Richard D, 3 years ago

Aleksandra performed in a performance of Bach's St John Passion in East Sussex. She was completely professional throughout, prompt in her responses, and her playing was superb. Aleksandra was a joy to work with, and I would be delighted to book her again in the future.

From other customers:

Peter, B, 2 years ago

Dear Aleksandra, Thank you for a super recital today. As they left, audience members were very enthusiastic about your playing and hoped that you would come back soon.

Helena, C, 2 years ago

We have thoroughly enjoyed having you on tour in the past and we look forward to another enjoyable and rewarding week.