St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Laura Beardsmore - flutes

Friday, 21 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Laura Beardsmore - flutes

George Phillip Telemann

Fantasia no 7 in D major TWV 40:8

Yuko Uebayashi

Le Vent a Travers les Ruines

Carl Phllipp Emmanuel Bach

Sonata for Solo Flute in A minor Wq 132

I. Poco Adagio

II. Allegro

III. Allegro

Claude Debussy


Shiva Fesherecki

She Cried for Solo Bass Flute

Anton Stamitz

Cappiccio Sonata

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante amoroso

III. Rondeau: Allegretto giocoso

Laura Beardsmore is a London-based flautist with a varied career as a solo performer, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. She completed her Undergraduate and Masters degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London where she studied with Carla Rees. She has also studied with Simon Channing and with renowned contemporary flautist Robert Dick at his residential studio in New York City.

Recent UK performances have included rough for opera, a night of scenes from newly composed opera, Yannis Kyriakides' and IOU Theatre's installation, 'Vortex' at The Civic, Barnsley, and Dartington Interntational Festival. Laura has also performed at the International Prokofiev Festival, Kensington, with rarescale at The Forge in Camden and gives regular solo recitals in London and the South East. She has performed internationally at temp'ora International Contemporary Music Meeting in Bordeaux, at Spectrum in New York City and with the low flutes ensemble rarescale Flute Academy in Athens.

As a student, Laura was selected to take part in the inaugural Soundings Academy, a contemporary music festival run through the Austrian Cultural Forum in Knightsbridge, London. As co-founder of cross-genre ensemble WOLF PACK, she performed numerous concerts culminating in a five day residency at Vault Festival in 2014. Future plans include a number of concerts to celebrate the tenth anniversary of rarescale Flute Academy, several chamber music projects and the development of two new works: one for Kingma system C flute and another for bass flute.