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Wednesday 17th January 2024

Vanessa Gunter - Flute

Nicholas Freestone - piano


Vanessa Gunter studied the flute in Oxford with Stephen James and Katey Thomas. She enjoyed a period as an National Youth Orchestra principal before taking up a scholarship place at Trinity College of Music. She has won a number of prizes, including the Muir Mathieson Memorial Prize, the Dame Ruth Railton prize and the Harold Clarke prize for Woodwind.

Vanessa worked for many years as Head of Wind and Brass at The King's School, Worcester. She is now Head of Music at King's St Alban's. She has enjoyed playing with a number of local orchestras and ensembles, including the Midsummer Quartet and Ringerike Ceilidh Band. She is a member of Nova Orchestra Classica, a Midlands based chamber orchestra specialising in C18th and C19th music.


Vanessa is an experienced soloist and has given many recitals locally, working with pianists Barry Stone and Janine Parsons, and harpist Jan Scarrott, with whom she has enjoyed extending the flute and harp repertoire through exploring folk/rock fusion. She is very excited to be working with Nicholas Freestone to present this afternoon's recital of British flute music.

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