I thought you played brilliantly, and also greatly appreciated your smile and enthusiasm... It was a wonderful evening and I had more fun than I can ever remember.
- Tim Crosley, conductor of EC4 Music.
London-based flutist Anne Allen has provided music for a variety of events in numerous venues around the world from garden parties to art galleries. Anne has been booked as a flute player for Lord Snowdon's 80th birthday celebrations, and for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation dinner in Guildhall, City of London. Anne has played flute for a diverse range of companies from PriceWaterhouseCoopers to the dating agency Classical Partners. The music has been used as a main feature of the event and in the background providing a relaxed atmosphere.
Companies Anne has provided entertainment for include:
- Tarlolyons Law Firm
- Classical Partners
- The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
- The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane
- The Ickham Estate
- Swan Hellenic
Amongst others, Anne has played to:
- Her Majesty the Queen
- Princess Michael of Kent
- David and Victoria Beckham
- Lord Snowdon
- Tony & Cherie Blair
- Lord Sebastian Coe
- Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
- The Royal Geographic Society
How to make a booking
Bookings are very simple to organise. Just let us know:
- Where the event is to be held - inside or outside and size of venue
- Which instruments you would like to book
- How long you would like us to play for - from 10mins to all day
- What style of music you would like - we can give suggestions if it helps!
When we have all this information we would be delighted to give you a quote. Packages start from £450 for a drinks reception.
Instrumental combinations available:
Anne performs with a variety of instrumental groups, all international musicians in their own right.
- Solo Flute
- Flute Duo
- Flute & Piano
- Flute & Keyboard (where a piano is not available)
- Flute & Harp
- Flute & Cello
- Flute & Guitar
- Flute Trio (2 Flutes & Piano)
- Woodwind Trio (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet)
- Threes' Company Trio (Flute, Cello, Piano)
Any other requests will be happily accommodated. Please call 07779 099210, or email your queries. The advantage of booking one of Anne's groups is their professionalism not only musically but in adaptability; they have the resources to play inside or outside, the repertoire to play at any event for any length of time and can adapt their volume level to suit any venue. All combinations that Anne works with can play unamplified which greatly simplifies the organisation of your event.
The music is chosen with our client and tailored to each individual booking. The wide repertoire Anne provides spans light classics, popular music and more formal repertoire. If there are any more unusual requests these can also be arranged. A more recent venture of Anne's is providing themed evenings of entertainment, for example an evening of French Favourites, with food and wine to match!
Examples of popular repertoire follow. We would like to stress that these are examples only and we would love to hear if there are any particular styles or favourite pieces that you would like included.
Romantic Evenings e.g. Anniversaries:
- Ave Maria
- The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
- Sheep May Safely Graze
- Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
- The Swan
- The Man I Love
Reception / Cabaret / Light Entertainment:
- Aint Misbehavin'
- Easy Winners
- Fascinating Rhythm
- Fly Me To The Moon
- The Girl From Ipanema
- I Got Rhythm
- The Man I Love
- Maple Leaf Rag
- Memory from Cats
- Satin Doll
- 'S Wonderful
- Take Five
Light Classical Entertainment:
- Bach - Air on a G String
- Beethoven - Minuet
- Elgar - Spring Serenade
- Fauré - Pavane
- Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
- Handel - Water Music
- Haydn - Serenade
- Mozart - Opera Themes
- Pachelbel - Canon
- Puccini - Opera Themes
- Purcell - Trumpet Tune
- Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor
A very musical & elegant interpretation. Excellent control in all aspects. Wonderful sound, lovely line.
- Stina Bisengaliev, Principal flute, Opera North.