Flautissimo is a friendly and enthusiastic group of flute players of all ages drawn from Southampton and the surrounding area – and beyond, thanks to Zoom.
We meet weekly on Friday evenings in Chandler's Ford during term time to enjoy making music together, and prepare for concerts
We play a range of flutes, from the piccolo and concert flute to the less familiar alto, bass, and contrabass flutes.
Under the Music Directorship of Joanna Price, Flautissimo and Piccolissimo rehearse and regularly perform a wide and challenging repertoire written or arranged specifically for flute ensemble, including some created for us by members.
We regularly take part in Southampton’s Music in the City performing in the Art Gallery and can be seen carolling at Winchester Christmas market as well as a summer filled programme on Romsey Bandstand. Alongside these performances we play at a variety of locations sometimes on our own but often with other music groups. Every few years we like to go on tour and most recently went to The Isle of Wight where we performed at Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle. We also have taken part in the Adopt a Composer scheme run by Making Music.
Flautissimo is run by its Trustees who are appointed from Flautissimo's members. Flautissimo seeks to advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, flute playing in Southampton and Hampshire. We provide opportunities for flute players to develop their ensemble skills and take part in concerts. We welcome donations, charitable gifts, and offers of sponsorship in support of our aims. Flautissimo is a partner of both the Southampton and Hampshire Music Hubs.