Flora Curzon is an award-winning violinist based in London. She plays western classical music from the baroque era to the modern day, Klezmer (eastern European Jewish music), traditional music from across the British Isles, pop and experimental music, and is particularly interested in projects where genres intersect and art forms collide. She plays on both 'modern' (metal string) violin and 'historical' (gut string) violins, and enjoys singing, playing with live electronics and exploring the musical saw.
Her unique interests and skills have led her towards a wide range of collaborations and opportunities including with her musical soul-mate Francesca Ter-Berg (critically acclaimed experimental folk duo Fran & Flora hailed as brave and classy by Robin Denselow, The Guardian), London Klezmer Quartet, English Touring Opera, i Fagiolini and Brecon Baroque, Barokksolistene (Siwan, Dido and Aeneas) , Shobana Jayasingh Dance (Clorinda Agonistes), David Shweitzer (Our Great National Parks - feat. Barack Obama), James Riley & The Rooftop Assembly, and Khiyo. Flora also works regularly with MishMash Productions to create fully-staged 'chamber-music-theatre' for Young Audiences, and has performed in staged shows by Jocelyn Pook and Deafinitely Theatre.
She has released records Hold Still Liminal (solo, Feb 2023), Unfurl (Fran & Flora, Feb 2019), and Meditations and Laments (Gaia Duo, Dec 2019), and has performed at venues and studios including The Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, The Globe, Jools Holland, Tiny Desk and BBC Radio 4s Woman's Hour. In February 2020 she was interviewed on BBC Radio 3 This Classical Life with Jess Gillam. An experienced string-arranger and recording artist Flora creates and records string parts for songs, films and TV.
Flora trained in both modern and historical violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London, supported by the RC Wyse Bequest Award, where she studied with Maureen Smith, Elizabeth Wallficsh, Rachel Podger and Nicolette Moonen. She was the winner of the Music Patrons Award 2019, the Bickerdike Allen, Roy Burcher and John McAslan prizes, and took masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov and Ruth Watermann.
She continues to study many kinds of traditional music, improvisation, music production, performance art, and music education, and is a strong believer in the powers of art and play to heal.