The Unseen Flute II

24 March

2.30pm (runtime 60 mins)


The Conservatoire


Adults £12
Children £8
Under 2s FREE

Performing Group

Victoria Heath

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Experience the flute’s amazing range of characters and curious sounds in The Unseen Flute II. Exploring the flute in different forms, you will be taken on a journey through the ages, experiencing characters within nature and even meeting a famous Greek God! What if we were to hop on a steam train through the countryside, using only sounds from the flute? We might even find flutes from around the world on our adventure. Come along to The Unseen Flute II Concert, suitable for children and adults, with a Q&A and instrument tryout at the end for any young musicians or curious listeners!


Ian Clarke – Tuberama (with electronic backing)

Georg Philipp Telemann - Fantasia No.1

Sarah Bassingthwaighte – Song of the Eel (alto flute with synth)

Dave Brubeck – Take Five (with backing track)

Katherine Hoover - Spirit Flight

Tilmann Denhard – Wake Up! (piccolo and alarm clock)

Christopher Ball - Invocations of Pan, II. Pan Overheard

Bill Busen – Reflections (European Premier)

Ian Clarke – The Great Train Race

Victoria Heath is an accomplished musician having held the position of Bristol City Wait and became the official minstrel for the Mayor of Bristol for a year at an early age. During this time, she performed in the Colston Hall, St George's and the Lord Mayor's Chapel. By age 15, she had gained a place in Bristol Pre-Conservatoire and a seat in the Bristol School's Philharmonia Orchestra, where she progressed to principal flute within a year.

Having graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Victoria has learnt under Susan Milan, Fiona Kelly, Anna Pope, Eliza Marshall and Nicola Woodward. Victoria has been part of numerous ensembles, including FlautingIt, the Wren Trio, Lumos Duo, Flute and Harp Duo and is also principle flute in the Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra.

Victoria is also very active in the music community, running various projects across London and helping to transition many of these into exciting online courses. Her most notable projects are the MusicOnWheels Brent project and her very own creation: Notate Create Innovate workshops. Victoria has received the Vivian Prindl Prize Outreach Prize in recognition of her work.

Passionate about sharing music with others, Victoria has also found an enthusiasm for teaching music. She currently teaches woodwind in schools, at Blackheath Conservatoire and privately across London.

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