rarescale Flute Academy (rFA) was formed in 2007 to provide opportunities for advanced flute players to develop performance skills on the alto and bass flute, as well as providing experience in organising concerts and promoting events. Members of the Academy perform in concerts in London and the surrounding area, as well as providing music for functions and professional engagements.
rFA’s membership ranges from university undergraduates to professional players and adult amateurs. The ensemble has performed at the British Flute Society’s international Conventions, at St Catherine’s British School in Athens and Iklectik in London, as well as in numerous lunchtime concert series. In 2018 they gave their debut American performance, appearing at the international Low Flutes Festival in Reston, Virginia, and in April 2019 they represented the UK at the Flutes Across Europe Flute Ensemble Festival in Poznan, Poland.
The group’s repertoire is formed mostly of arrangements of classical orchestral works, often featuring more than the usual number of alto and bass flutes, and also includes new works written specially for rFA.
Entry is by audition or invitation and we are currently accepting applications for membership from diploma level players and beyond who are current University students or within 3 years of graduation.
For further information regarding music for functions, performances or to audition for a place in the ensemble, please use the contact form.
rarescale Flute Academy is grateful to the Lilian Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust
for its support during the 2020/21 academic year.