I first ‘discovered’ and fell in love with the flute works of Charles Koechlin over twenty-five years ago. In 2018, I met Richard Jeffrey-Gray of Hoxa, who immediately recognised Koechlin’s genius and, like me, keenly felt the injustice of his neglect. Together, we set about recording the complete ‘Chants de Nectaire’, 96 pieces totalling over three hours, in the luxurious, liquid acoustic of Clifton Cathedral. What a wonderful journey of discovery it is!
Koechlin’s imagination, genius, profundity and sincerity abound in these gems and I am delighted to play my part in sharing them. In doing so I hope to help promote Koechlin to his rightful place as a composer and equal of his well-known compatriots Debussy, Fauré and Massenet.
Please enjoy the information, reviews and recordings here and stay in touch as there are future plans for online concerts, live concerts and a competition.
Koechlin was a fascinating genius and is finally being recognised as an equal of his compatriots Debussy, Ravel and Fauré.
The future promises ‘Chants de Nectaire’ Complete, livestreamed from Clifton Cathedral, a UK live tour (eventually!) and International Competition to look forward to.
These 96 gems covering massive and profound subjects are the largest known collection for unaccompanied flute and a true gift to flautists.
Following the success of the Flute Flight International Competition, flautists of all ages, nationalities and abilities are invited to participate
If you would like to know more, please contact me.