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Queens Duo, Flute and Harp

The Queens Duo, founded in London in 2010 by Verena Beatrix Schulte and Hanna Rabe, is one of the leading duos of its kind. While the two young musicians already demonstrated their flair for unusual and intelligent programming with their debut CD The Art of Imagination, they now go one step further with their own arrangements of selected works for flute and harp, revealing themselves to be artists who are consistently capable of thinking beyond the confines of their instruments. With a unique combination of creativity and tradition, they skillfully cast the established image of a flute-harp duo in a new light, opening our ears to new, as-of-yet unexplored layers in the music of the old masters. As the recipient of many awards, the duo has been a prizewinner of the Chieri International Competition in Italy, the winner of the Young Art Advanced Award of the Volksbank Paderborn-Höxter-Detmold Foundation, and the 2014 Artist of the Year of the Kulturstiftung Marienmünster. Since winning the WDR3 Broadcasting Open Auditions, the duo has been a frequent guest in concert series of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk and accepted an invitation in 2017 to perform as soloists in Mozart’s Double Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra with the WDR Funkhausorchester. Both musicians are scholarship holders of the PE Foundation, Mannheim.

Photography: Dirk Schelpmeier

The Artist's Homepage: https://www.queensduo.de/


Perception

Works by Caplet, Debussy, Schubert and Schumann

Queens Duo, Flute and Harp

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