Music at GMC
Flö: Flute & Violin Concert
Flö was formed in 2018 with the intention of performing concerts and at functions and events. While there is limited repertoire for a flute and violin duet, they are often inspired by repertoire for other instruments and love to arrange them for their instrumental combination. A big passion of theirs is contemporary music and so they try to explore as much as they can. This not only includes music by new classical composers, but also musical theatre, jazz and pop. After a busy summer and autumn in 2018, they are looking forward to their concert series in 2019 and are already taking bookings for weddings and other events.
Grace Buttler began playing the violin aged 4 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In 2016 she completed her undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of of Music and Dance and in 2018 her Masters at Gothenburg University in Symphonic Orchestral Performance. She was a member of Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Schools Orchestras for ten years, culminating in leading the County Youth Orchestra. She was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales for 7 years, touring with them in the UK and Germany and taking part in four collaborations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performing Bernstein's Mass at the 2012 Proms. She now lives in London freelancing with many different ensembles.
Grace is a keen orchestral player and has played with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra in many of their concerts including their recent productions of A Christmas Carol, Candide, Camelot and the official launch. She was also a member of the band for Bishopsgate Institute's production of West Side Story in the summer of 2018.
Grace has also performed in the orchestras for several theatrical works including the onstage band for the new musical Princess Caraboo in 2016, Shadwell Opera's The Magic Flute and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and the band for London Contemporary Theatre Company's radio version of A Christmas Carol the stage play of She Stoops to Conquer.
Elizabeth Meyer started the flute at 8 years old at her local primary school and quickly afterwards joined the Lancashire Youth Concert Band where she was principal flautist and taught by Christine Lorriman. LYCB performed at the Royal Albert Hall playing the Festive Overture as part of the Music For Youth National Festival. At age 15 she was a finalist of the Young Artist competition at the Flute Kitchen Course in Harrogate and was the winner of a Powell flute and a year later the Powell head joint. She was also the principal flautist of the CBSO Youth Orchestra and CBSO Youth Academy and performed Mozart's G major concerto with them.
Elizabeth was also principal flautist of the Vacation Youth Chamber Orchestra and has been in several masterclasses with James Galway, Trevor Wye, Robert Winn, Paul Edmund Davies and Wissam Boustany. She completed her BMus(Hons) degree and also her ABRSM and LRSM diplomas. She is now a current Masters student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying with Anna Pope, Robert Winn and Paul Edmund Davies.