Edward McGuire – Celtic Knotwork
James Hook – Sonata for 3 Flutes G major opus 83, no. 4
- Allegretto Andante – Allegro Vivace
Dimitri Shostakovich – Romanze (arr. by Salter)
Dimitri Tchesnokov – Tableaux Féeriques
- La Plainte de Daphnis, 2. La Danse des Elfes, 3. La Forêt de Pan, 4. La Danse de Fées
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Trio for Flutes Op. 7 No. 1
- Gravement , 2. Allemande , 3. Lentement , 4 Gayment
Robert Schumann – Traumerei (arr. by Salter)
Timothy Bingham, Lily Caunt and Jeremy Salter make up ‘Tula Flutes’. All three players completed university degrees before meeting in their first year at the RNCM where they have just completed Master of Music degrees. Over the two years that they have been playing together they have performed in the RNCM’s ‘Spotlight’ series, given recitals in St. Ann’s Church and Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, taken part in a Manchester After Hours event at John Ryland’s Library and were finalists in the Trevor Wye Woodwind Prize at the RNCM. Their aim is to explore the little known repertoire for multiple flutes and they look forward to expanding the group, working with friends to compose new and interesting works for the ensemble.
Tim Bingham is a freelance flautist based in Manchester, working in many orchestras based in the north. In the past few years he has performed in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms and many more. As a chamber musician he has worked closely with composers from the RNCM as well as dancers from the Northern Ballet School in order to create new music for the stage. During his time at the RNCM, Tim has played in many competitions and festivals including being a finalist in the Trevor Wye chamber music competition with both Tula Flutes and Akropli Wind Quintet. Having mainly focused on orchestral performance, Tim has also developed connections with a wider range of musicians and has had commissions of several pieces for solo flute written for him. Now at the end of his studies at the RNCM, he hopes to continue a versatile career in chamber music, solo performance and orchestral playing.
Lily Caunt has recently completed a Master of Music at the RNCM where she studied flute with Laura Jellicoe and Paul Edmund Davies and piccolo with Rosie Lock and Janet Richardson. Born and brought up in the Scottish Borders, she began her musical life there before moving to St. Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh. She went on to study for a BA in Music at the University of Bristol, graduating with first class honours in July 2013. During her time at the RNCM, Lily has enjoyed participating in the orchestras and ensembles of the college. Highlights include playing principal flute in the RNCM Chamber Orchestra and playing at the Wigmore Hall. As well as larger ensembles, Lily enjoys playing chamber music and is currently a member of two ensembles – the Lavena Trio (Flute, Viola and Harp) and Tula Flutes (flute ensemble). Lily enjoys teaching and working in an outreach capacity, bringing music to as many people as possible – she hopes to combine this with performance in her future career.
Jeremy Salter is a graduate of the University of Manchester and the RNCM. Originally from Oxfordshire he has played concertos with the Wantage Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. John and the University of Manchester Wind Orchestra. He was an organ scholar at Wantage Parish church and also plays the oboe and violin. He enjoys working with all age groups and has been involved with musical projects as varied as working alongside people living with dementia to going into paediatric wards at Manchester Royal Infirmary to provide musical stimulation to the children there. He currently performs in the Manchester International Roots Orchestra, which specialises in world music, plays with the contemporary ensemble ‘No Dice’ and conducts a community choir in Macclesfield as well as Rochdale Youth Orchestra.