Flautist Anna Wolstenholme completes an all-Scandinavian line up for the Bardi’s return to DMH

13th March 2024

The Bardi Symphony Orchestra’s next concert at De Montfort Hall on Sunday 24th March is all set to be a Scandinavian extravaganza!

Not only does the concert feature favourite works from Grieg and Sibelius, the Bardi are once again led by our Danish Maestro and Music Director Claus Efland. To complete the line up, the Orchestra are to be joined by Norwegian soloist Anna Wolstenholme to perform Nielsen’s virtuosic Flute Concerto in the first half.

Anna’s hybrid career as flautist and educator spans several countries and institutions. She has held positions in orchestras from Brazil (OSESP) to Norway, where she has been Principal Flute of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for a decade.  She can often be heard on film and TV soundtracks (Anna was prominently featured on the 2022 score of Mrs Harris Goes to Paris) and regularly works as a guest principal with the UK’s major symphony orchestras including the LSO, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Philharmonia, BBC, Royal Opera House, Halle, Opera North, RTE, CBSO, ENO, Sinfonietta and RSNO, with whom she has also toured and recorded for Chandos, BIS, NRK, Sony, Landor and the BBC for live and studio performances including the Proms.

Anna Wolstenholme, flute; Danish composer Carl Nielsen

Having been an Associate Professor of flute at the University of Bergen, Anna is now a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in Artist Development and Chamber Music. She has been an examiner for the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall, as well as a visiting professor at flute festivals and the National Youth Orchestra. Her immersion in talent development has also led to work with the Drake Calleja Trust where she is now a mentor, panellist and Creative Development consultant. Anna has reviewed a variety of new music publications for Rhinegold Press and worked extensively in outreach across a wide spectrum including Jessie’s Fund, Prince’s Trust, LSO Discovery and the Beddgelert Music Festival which she co-founded in 2013.

Book your tickets today to hear Anna perform Nielsen’s Flute Concerto alongside Grieg’s incidental music from Peer Gynt and Sibelius’ soaring Second Symphony.