London based violinist Flora Curzon is best known for her musical versatility. Performing on both 'modern' and 'historical' violin set ups, she is a core member of the contemporary string group Project Instrumental and regularly works with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ex Catheadra, English String Orchestra, Music For Awhile, Armonico Consort and The Twisted Twenty. Whilst her background is in classical music, her musical horizons are broad: she is well versed in many styles of folk music and improvisation and has a keen interest in working with musicians from other cultures and with different art forms as a performer, improviser/composer, recording artist and backing vocalist. Her unique combination of interests and skills have sparked a fast growing and eclectic resumé of collaborations with artists and ensembles including Sam Lee, Talvin Singh, Jocelyn Pook, Tcha Limberger, She'koyekh, Hejira, Meilyr Jones, Vivi Lachs, Chris Salisbury, London Chamber Collective, Phaedra Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, the Brodsky Quartet, Deafinitely Theatre, Bricolage and the Ceilidh Liberation Front.
Current bands and projects include Fran and Flora, Gaia Duo, Tinkers Bubble Ceilidh Band (website coming soon), Sam Lee and Friends, Dunajska Kapelye, Katsha'nes and Chai For All.
Recent highlights include featuring on Jools Holland with Sam Lee, performing at Kammer Klang with Phaedra Ensemble, playing in Jocelyn Pook's Drawing Life, and a debut performance at King's Place for JMIs 'Alternative Menuhin' with Sitar player, Sheema Mukherjee.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she was a member of the elite string ensemble (Royal Academy of Music Sainsbury Soloists), Flora studied modern violin with Maureen Smith and baroque violin with Elizabeth Wallfisch. She gained a top distinction and was awarded the DipRAM for an outstanding final recital in the summer of 2014. She has also studied extensively with Peter Hanson and Tcha Limberger, and has taken masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Ruth Watermann, David Dolan, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Alan Bern, and Ross Daly. Flora also has a degree in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics from King's College London.
"...a particular treat...exquisite..."
Drafted Magazine, April 2015