‘…technically brilliant and with youthful élan.’
International Martinů Circle
i Flautisti – The London Recorder Quartet – are making a name for themselves by challenging preconceptions of recorder playing and delivering inspirational repertoire with imagination and creativity.
Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 2009, the group shares a common interest in performing early music as well as supporting the creation and production of new music for recorder quartet. Over the years i Flautisti have premiered a variety of pieces written for the ensemble.
The latest premieres in 2016 took place at the Bach Festival in Vienna where i Flautisti performed Wakati njema, African Suite No. 15 by Sören Sieg and in Vöcklabruck where we performed Suite Omatsuri by Satoko Doi-Luck. Previous premieres also include Virelai: Douce Dame Jolie by Tarik O´Regan and Suite Flautisti by Nathan Theodoulou at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales
i Flautisti have been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and The Early Music Show and in 2014 on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
The ensemble has performed at many acclaimed festivals in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Among these were the Brighton Early Music Festival, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Summer School of Early Music in Prachatice CZ and the Festival Mitte Europa. 2013 i Flautisti was ensemble in residence at the Leamington Music Festival, offering workshops and concerts for children. Since 2009 the group has been giving yearly workshops and concerts for children through Arts First in Islington, London. The group gave the World Premiere of Karel Janovicky’s composition Quartet for Recorders No.1 at The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, now published as part of the Contemporary Recorder Series.
i Flautisti’s debut album Sound Clouds was recorded in 2012 and is available via the group’s website www.iflautisti.com and all major distribution channels.
“A beautifully-produced album.”
BBC Radio 3