Music in the City with the Duo Tutti -Once Upon A Dream, Ruth Molins and Alex Wilson, 7pm
We are pleased to welcome back Ruth Molins on the flute(s) and Alex Wilson (piano) for a musical feast in time for Valentine’s Day and February half-term!
Once Upon A Dream
Enjoy an evening with Duo Tutti as they explore flute and piano music on themes of dance, dreams and love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Expect pieces new and familiar by composers including Faure and Amanda Jane Fox.
Find our more about Duo Tutti here
Ruth Molins is a founding member of Flute Cake, Marsyas Quartet, Zephyr Duo, Volo Trio and part of the collective A Quiet Night In. Devon-born, she believes in the value of high quality, professional music within the local community. She performed as a soloist with Exeter Symphony Orchestra in 2012 (Rutter, Suite Antique) and again in 2015 (Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp). She has been featured on Phonic FM, Soundart Radio, BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio 3. In 2019 she curated and performed the Flute@37 concerts, a series of intimate performances given from her own music studio. During the 2020 lockdown, she gave live-streamed performances of Les Chants de Nectaire by Charles Koechlin, connecting weekly with listeners world-wide. In 2017 her composition, Make Room was performed at Waterstones, The Glorious Art House and Studio 36 in Exeter. Ruth teaches flute at Exeter School and privately. In 2021, Ruth was invited by Pearl flutes artist, Elizabeth Walker, to record a performance video with practice tips, as part of the Fürstenau Challenge project.
Alex Wilson is a musician with a passion for the unusual, new and unexplored: a versatile pianist with interests ranging from cutting edge new music to fascinating repertoire by forgotten composers. Alex is a former British Contemporary Piano Competition finalist, Park Lane Group Young Artist and performer of new music across Britain and Europe as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. His self-curated tour of music by the lost composers of World War One has achieved large audiences and received critical praise. Alex’s debut solo CD – a recording of works by WW1 composer F.S.Kelly – is due for release in early 2020.
Alex directs, manages and performs with the Dr K. Sextet, curated the inaugural Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy and founded the music and visual arts collaboration ‘The Pierrot Project’. Alex believes strongly in taking professional, ambitious music projects out of the big cities, and is currently working to develop the musical scene across the south-west, with artists including Jade Gall (saxophone), Ruth Molins (flute), Claudia Alvarez Calderon (soprano) and Trio Exe. Alex teaches piano at Colyton Grammar School.
Alex studied for a music degree at York University, and graduated from the Royal College of Music with a MA (distinction) in piano performance in 2011, following studies with Andrew Ball.