Flauti d’echo is formed of recorder players Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes at the heart of a flexible chamber music ensemble. Encompassing music from the fourteenth century to freshly-penned compositions, Flauti d’echo create repertoire for the recorder through their own arrangements and new commissions. They engage a variety of different instrumentalists on a project-to-project basis that allows them to communicate their wide range of repertoire to audiences in conventional and unconventional performance settings. The ensemble won the Nancy Nuttal Early Music Prize for Chamber music in 2016, are participants of the BREMF Live! Scheme 2017-18, and have performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Handel&Hendrix House London, St. John’s Smith Square, and Somerset House. Tabea and Olwen began playing as a duo in 2015 and regularly perform as soloists for double concertos, cantatas, and operas. Recent appearances as concerto soloists include dates with Music For Awhile (led by Margaret Faultless), the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists (under the direction of Laurence Cummings), Cambridge Colleguim, and L’Istante (directed by Pawel Siwczak).
Tabea Debus, who is currently Meaker Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and 2016 CMF Artist, won first prizes at in the international hülsta woodwinds and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer competitions. Performances have taken her to renowned European venues, festivals including London Festival of Baroque Music and York Early Music Festival, and as far as Japan, Singapore and the USA. Tabea recorded her debut CD “upon a ground” in 2012 and released “Cantata per Flauto” in 2016. She was chosen to join the Handel House Talent 2016/17 and SJSS Young Artist 2015/16 Schemes and recently appeared live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and the Early Music Show.
Olwen Foulkes currently holds the San Martino Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where she is completing her postgraduate studies with Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann Olwen has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Serenissima, Oxford Baroque, Oxford Bach Soloists and Hampstead Garden Opera. She has recently made appearances on BBC Radio 3 and as a concerto soloist with Amersham Festival Orchestra, 21st Century Baroque, the Amadé Players, and L’instante. Olwen was selected as a young artist on the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015-16 and her debut CD ‘Directed by Handel’ will be released on Barn Cottage Records in Autumn 2017.