Young German recorder player tuning up for Warwick concert - The Leamington Observer

Young German recorder player tuning up for Warwick concert

A SENSATIONAL young recorder player from Germany will take to the stage in Warwick on Tuesday (January 31).

Tabea Debus will perform at St Mary’s Church as Leamington Music’s Early Music series resumes after the Christmas Break.

Accompanying her will be The Cedar Consort, directed by Benedict Williams, in a programme of concertos, sonatas and orchestral suites by Bach, Blavet, Handel, and Telemann.

The programme is called Telemann’s Subscribers, as all the works in it were included in a publication that Telemann had printed in a subscription deal that he launched in 1721. He was considered to be as important a composer as Johann Sebastian Bach at the time and he brings together, with works by Bach, Handel, and the French virtuoso flute player Michel Blavet, a collection of the best of the music around at that time.

Tabea Debus has performed in many top venues in America, Asia and Europe and is often heard on Radio 3’s In Tune and The Early Music Show. This month she has a tour of Scotland before joining The Cedar Consort for a number of concerts starting in Warwick. Both Tabea Debus and the Consort will be making their Warwick debut in a series that has been nationally-acclaimed now for over twenty-five years.

Festival Director Richard Phillips said: “The recorder is so often remembered as an instrument played when people were at school but it was, for some hundreds of years, the most popular of all the wind instruments. In the hands of someone like Tabea Debus, it is transformed and amazes audiences.”

Tickets for all Leamington Music concerts are available on by calling 01926 334418 or in person at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington or the Court House in Warwick.


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