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Rianna Henriques

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About Rianna Henriques

A versatile flautist and saxophonist, experienced in playing genres ranging from classical to jazz. Bright and bubbly, bound to entertain!
Flautist
London

Rianna Henriques is a woodwind doubler, a joint-principal study flautist and saxophonist. She studies, as a John Lewis Partnership Scholar supported by the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Scholarship, at the Royal College of Music where her professors are Gitte Marcusson for flute, and both Andy Panayi and Kyle Horch for saxophone. A receiver of many scholarships and awards, Rianna has instrumental funding from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Macfarlane Walker, Wolfson and Orpheus Trusts. In previous years, Rianna was awarded the Sally Wainwright Woodwind Prize, alongside the Sarah Markham Saxophone Award, by the RCM Junior Department. During her Alleyn’s schooling, Rianna’s WJ Smith Music Scholarship supported her studies and she attained first place in the advanced category of the Lizbeth Elliott Woodwind Prize. In 2018, Rianna was fortunate enough to be appointed as one of eight musicians on the London Philharmonic Orchestra Junior Artists’ Scheme. This opportunity enabled her to play at the Guildhall Great Hall, in London, at the annual Gala of the LPO with whom Rianna recently collaborated, in a pre-concert talk, in conversation with Stewart McIlwham, the Principal Piccoloist. Rianna’s performance success includes a concert at St John’s Smith Square performing Bizet/Borne’s flute concerto, Fantaisie Brillante sur Carmen, with orchestra and performing in her own coffee morning recital in the Elgar Room, at the Royal Albert Hall. This adds to her performance venue history featuring Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 Club. More often than not, Rianna is performing with orchestras, the Chineke! Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in particular. In recent years, she has been delving further into the world of Jazz; Rianna has recorded on the EP of the newly-founded Olivia Murphy Jazz Orchestra and on Dan Coulthurst’s debut album, BABYTEETH. Musical theatre pit work is another of Rianna’s fields; she has worked with organisations such as the South London Youth Theatre, yet also on professional shows, in various musicals. Rianna is very often scouted by companies. In mid-August 2022, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro commercial aired, featuring Rianna and seven other musicians. On June 1st, 2022, Rianna played for a Puma X Liberty London event, launching the female European League kits, and in early 2021, she participated in an at-home photoshoot with nkoda (the digital sheet music company). BBC Radio 3, Alternative Classical and the RCM are some other organisations Rianna has collaborated with or interviewed for.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Baroque, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Karaoke, Covers, Reggae, Ska, African music, Afrobeat
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Concert, Recording session, Church service, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Transcription, Dancer, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

FLUTE...
Baroque
• JS Bach – Sonata in E major (mvmts. I & II)
Romantic
• Bizet/Borne – Fantaisie Brillante from Carmen (James Galway arrangement)
• Georges Brun – Romance
• Eldin Burton – Sonatina (complete)
• Debussy – Reverie
• Debussy – Syrinx
• Doppler – Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
• Faure – Fantasie
• Gaubert – Romance
• Goddard – Suite (mvmts I & II)
• Georges Hüe – Fantaisie
• Karg-Elert – Sinfonische Kanzone
• Reinecke – Ballade Op.288
• Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee (James Galway arrangement)
• Saint-Saëns – Airs de Ballet d’Ascanio
• Saint-Saëns – Romance
20th Century
• Hindemith – Sonata (mvmt I)
• Poulenc – Sonata (mvmts I & II)
• John Rutter – Suite Antique (mvmts III & IV)
• Schulhoff – Sonata
Concerto
• Cécile Chaminade – Concertino
• Mozart – Concerto in G major K.313 (mvmt I)
Solo/Unaccompanied
• Debussy – La fille aux cheveux de lin
• Johannes Donjon – Le Chant du Vent
SAXOPHONE...
Romantic
• Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence
• Robert Planel – Prélude et Saltarelle
• William Grant Still – Romance
20th Century
• Paul Creston – Rapsodie
• Alfred Desenclos – Prélude, Cadence et Finale
• Walter Hartley – Duo
• Andre Jolivet – Fantaisie Impromptu
• Oliver Nelson – Sonata
• Amy Quate – Light of Sothis
• Tommy Smith – Sonata No. 1, ‘Hall of Mirrorrs’ for tenor saxophone (mvmt I)
• André Waignein – Deux Mouvements
Spanish/Tango
• Pedro Iturralde – Pequeña Czarda
Jazz Transcriptions
• Paul Desmond – I've Got You Under My Skin
• Kenny Garrett – Hole in One
• Johnny Hodges – Brown Gold
• Charlie Parker – Billie's Bounce
• Art Pepper – Brown Gold
Can play reggae and R&B song requests on both instruments too!
ALL requests are welcome!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

- The preparation that goes into my performances - My energy on stage/stage presence - My bubbly personality

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Royal Albert Hall - Royal Festival Hall - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Purcell Room - The Birmingham Symphony Hall - Wigmore Hall - Cadogan Hall - Kensington Palace - Eltham Palace - Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - The 606 Club - The Hideaway

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

- YolanDa Brown - Nubya Garcia - Charlie Parker - Marcel Mule - Andy Panayi - James Galway - Adam Walker - Michael Cox

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

- Featured on saxophone in a Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro advert - Played baritone saxophone at a Puma X Liberty London private event - Invited to play at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall-Winter Fashion Show 2022 in Paris, alongside the Chineke! Orchestra, arranger Tyler, The Creator and conductor Gustavo Dudamel

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

I always try to be flexible with changes of plans so long as they are not too last minute! If I can accommodate you with a date or time change, I will! I understand that unexpected things may come up from time to time.

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

Definitely! I have a range of playlists and sets on my device that I can leave running before or after I play, and I can even provide a DJ, both at an extra cost of £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on the nature of the gig but half an hour to an hour should be good to set up for a gig. This includes time to warm up/tune to a piano if need-be and to possibly plug in background music etc.

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

You definitely can! My set list is very broad as I play many instruments and also many genres. You can take a pick and I will take this into consideration. You can also suggest your own pieces/songs if it is well in advance!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I will also bring my own music stand, if necessary!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song/piece is not in my repertoire list, there is a high chance I already know it, so do feel free to get in contact about specific suggestions! There is an extra fee of £30 to take into account rehearsal and preparation times though, please do take this into account!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£185
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400

Reviews

From customers:

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Milo M
1 year ago

'A phenomenal performance from the orchestra as a whole. Rianna lead the woodwind section well and executed her solos with great poise!'

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Georgia (
4 years ago

'An exceptional performance showing great versatility. I was blown away by the standard of her repertoire and that she could play both the flute and the saxophone to such a high standard.'