Carla Rees

Carla Rees is a British low flutes player, composer and arranger, working to raise the profile of her instruments through research, performance and, collaboration to create new repertoire. Her career as a performer incorporates chamber music, solo work, interdisciplinary collaboration, and recordings, including a discography of 19 CDs, and a current project to create contemporary repertoire for baroque flute. She has premiered several hundred works for low flutes, many of which are now published by her company Tetractys Publishing.  She has over 80 published arrangements and compositions, including her 2016 work for solo piccolo, Nightsong, which has been performed in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, USA and Canada. She is Artistic Director of the contemporary chamber music ensemble rarescale, with whom she has performed in the UK and internationally and appeared on BBC Radio 3, and Director of its associated ensemble, rarescale Flute Academy. She has a PhD from the Royal College of Music in London, teaches the flute at Royal Holloway University of London and is BA (Hons) Music Programme Leader for the Open College of Arts. She has taught masterclasses and workshops for flute players and composers at some of the world’s leading institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Juilliard School in New York and USC in Los Angeles. Performances in 2019 include in Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Japan and Brazil, as well as at Café Oto, Iklectik and the Coronet Theatre in London, and the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. Carla plays Kingma System flutes, made for her by Eva Kingma, Bickford Brannen and Lev Levit. She is Editor of the British Flute Society’s magazine, PAN, and is currently the International Liaison Committee Chair for the National Flute Association of America.