A Flute at the Opera

  • Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tale of Tsar Saltan – Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Fantasie on Themes from “Der Freischutz” by C.M von Weber – Taffanel
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo and Euridice – Gluck
  • Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas – Purcell
  • Carmen Fantasy – Borne

Hannah Lindsey-Clark

Hannah has been playing the flute since the age of 8 and has performed extensively across the UK, Mainland Europe and South America. Hannah gained her qualifications through Trinity College London and studied under Lois Geldard, Lianne Barnard, and more recently Gareth McLearnon. In recent months, Hannah has been awarded 1st place in a British Flute Society lockdown competition, 2nd place in Flute Flight Solo Flute Competition, 3rd place in Koechlin International Flute Competition and 4th place in the annual international British Flute Society Competition. Hannah performed with Peter Andre at his wedding and features in his autobiography as “the flautist”. With a passion of giving back to the community, Hannah has used her flute playing skills to raise money for various charities by engaging in challenges such as a sight read grade 8, for which she got a high distinction, concerti with local orchestras and giving recitals. Based in Hampshire, Hannah lived in Plymouth for 7 years and visits regularly to see family and friends, including her daughter who studies at the University. By day, Hannah is a Senior Engineer for a global software company but music is very much a part of her every day life, through her flute playing, as co-runner of Ooh Mama Ladies Choir, violist with 4tissimo String Quartet, a sought after accompanist and as Vice Chair of the Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival.

“Hannah has an extraordinarily lovely sound”

Nicola Woodward

“A performance impossible to ignore! We loved the confidence and energy, a performance effective in it’s virtuosity”

Atarah Ben-Tovim & Stephen Clark

Kim Van der Kiste

Kim is a graduate of the Royal College of Music. She also studied at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music. Kim works both as a performer and teacher. Kim has, and continues to enjoy working with Opera South, the South West Sinfonietta, the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, New Devon Opera, Radio Light Orchestra and undertakes  freelance work. Prior to moving to Devon, Kim toured extensively the UK and abroad. Kim has performed in the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. As a pianist, Kim has worked extensively as an accompanist all over the UK for BBC Young Musician of the Year, Audi Young Musician of the Year, National Youth Orchestra Auditions, Royal College of Music Auditions, Royal Academy of Music Auditions, European Youth Orchestra Auditions as well as diplomas and music degree recitals. At 18, Kim was chosen to perform in a Yehudi Menhuin masterclass. Kim has worked with the likes of Sir David Wilcocks, Nadia Boulanger, Iris Dupre, Robert Cohen, Andrew Davies and Christopher Warren-Green.

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