Services range from the black tie formal to casual background music, always with polished professionalism. Anthea will contract additional musicians according to your needs. Her colleagues are graduates of top conservatories such as Mannes College, Manhattan School, Juilliard, The Hartt School, Cleveland Institute, and New England Conservatory.
Examples of ensembles:
flute & another woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
flute, piano (provided a keyboard is onsite)
flute, oboe, bassoon or cello
flute, violin or viola, cello
flute, cello, harp
Flute, violin, viola, cello
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon
Price Range: $175 and up, dependent on services
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
When it comes to your event, you want to feel confident in your planning. If you need suggestions, I am happy to help you select the appropriate instrumentation and repertoire that will create the ambiance you are looking for. Or, if you have something specific in mind, I am open to requests, and will make every effort to fulfill them.
To find out more about my musical background, see my bio below:
"Flutist Anthea Kechley has been immersed in music from an early age, absorbing the beautiful sounds of the flute by listening to her mother play, up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Anthea has since pursued an active life as a flutist, having performed in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the United States.
As a resident of the northeast, Anthea has performed with the Berkshire Symphony, The Philadelphia Singers, and the Irish Tenors Christmas Tour, and appeared regularly with The Chelsea Symphony and Ensemble 212 in New York City. As a concerto soloist, she has performed with Orchestra Seattle, Williams Chamber Players, and The Chelsea Symphony. In addition, Anthea is the recipient of the Best of Chamber Music Prize from The Hartt School, the Keith Lockhart Scholarship from Brevard Music Center, and First Prize winner of the Bennington Choral Society competition in both 1999 and 2001.
Anthea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in flute from the Birmingham Conservatoire in England, her Master of Music Degree in flute from the Mannes College of Music, and has also had the privilege of studying and performing at some of the prestigious summer festivals around the country, such as Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Texas Music Festival."
Additional Booking Notes
-If your event is outdoors, please let me know in advance, as some weather conditions are unsuitable for the instruments.
-The client may be asked to complete a contract and submit a deposit, which is for the purpose of protecting both parties.
Music selections consists primarily of Classical, Romantic and Baroque styles, though I can mix in jazz or pop if desired.
Influences & Inspiration
My influence comes from all the great classical flutists that I have had the privilege of hearing and studying with over the years; Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Keith Underwood, Bonita Boyd, Judith Mendenhall, Leone Buyse, and Jeanne Baxtresser, among others. Many of my colleagues and peers also inspire me daily!
If event is outdoors, please let me know!
Armless chairs for performers are appreciated.
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