Stephen Clark @stephenclarkflute
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🎼#flute Player ✈️#travel Ninja 🍕Pizza Eater 🙋🏻‍♂️Probably on Tour 🎧Co-host of #podcast @theflutecast Book a flute lesson with me on @playwithapro
665 Posts
8k Followers
512 Following
🎼#flute Player ✈️#travel Ninja 🍕Pizza Eater 🙋🏻‍♂️Probably on Tour 🎧Co-host of #podcast @theflutecast Book a flute lesson with me on @playwithapro
Hey instagrammers :) 🙋🏻‍♂️. Give me a thumbs up 👍🏻 or a thumbs down 👎🏻 to this promo photo? I’ve never used it on the basis that I think I look kind of evil. 😂 (I promise I’m not evil in real life). But thinking about using it unless you advise me that my career will be over? 🤔. • Have a great day instagramers :) • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #photography #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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Hey guys! I get asked a lot about my thoughts on various flutes and what flute I play on and why I recently changed to a different flute etc. So I thought we could have a fun chat and il tell you my flute history if you tell me yours💁🏻‍♂️. Comment below with what flutes you’ve had and the order you’ve had them! Will be real interesting to see 🤩. • 👶🏻: Yamaha 211 (student model. Silver plated, closed hole, C foot). • 👦🏻: Miyazawa 201 (step up model. Silver plated, open hole C foot). • 👨🏻‍💻:Powell 2100 (conservatory model. Silver, open hole, C foot). • 👨🏻‍🎓:Brannen Cooper (Silver, open hole, B foot, split E). • 👨🏻‍✈️:Altus 5207 (14k gold, open hole, B foot, split E). • 👨🏻‍🦳:Yamaha 977 (14k gold, open hole, B foot, split E). • P.S the only flutes I got brand new where the Altus and the Yamaha 977. I cannot explain to you how excited I was at 26 years old to get my first flute that hadn’t been played by anyone else. But now that I’ve got to do that I’m not too bothered. Used or new. I don’t mind at all. Whatever I think plays best 😋. • Have a great day instagramers :) • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra #photooftheday
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Bach Suite for Solo Cello No. 1: “Courante and Sarabande” (I’ve attached both movements complete)🦉. • It’s my 2nd and last weekend home for a while as it’s back to work again next week. And it’s a heavy 6 weeks of travelling and fluting coming up with visits to Israel, Greece, Vietnam and Portugal. • I have this obsession at the moment of starting the 2nd half of recitals by switching the lights in the hall off and going and standing in the middle of the audience (rather than on the stage) and playing a unaccompanied flute piece. So far I’ve been doing Syrinx or the 1st mvmt of the Bach Partita. But thinking I might start using this if I hurry up and memorise it. I love its simplicity. But also frustratingly, sometimes the things that sound most simple are often the most complicated 😔. • There are loads of versions of these Bach Cello Suites out there but I do like Amy Porters edition! Because she leaves in the double stops which completely change the way we play it and the overall effect. Worth exploring. Thanks @porterflute 🙂. In this video I’ve attached the original cello score 🎻. • Have a great day instagramers :) • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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Orchestral Excerpt: “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” by Debussy 🦌. • There are 2 versions in this video. The first is playing it in one breath and the 2nd is taking a breath in the middle. • Flute players will argue about this breath until the end of time 😂. So let’s do it. Let’s decide which is best. • Comment below with your vote: in 1 breath? Or with the extra breath? 🙈. • Have a great day instagramers :) • (P.S later il put on my story which I prefer and why 💁🏻‍♂️). • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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A couple of years ago I started on a project where I was arranging the most beautiful songs and arias I’d ever heard for flute and piano. I have about 8 or 9 of these now and eventually my goal is to make a recording of them all and release alongside a book of the sheet music. I quite often play them as encores at the end of a recital or programme a wee group of two or three together in the middle of the concert. I love to play them and they are usually really well received by the audiences. • This is one of my favourites: Rachmaninov’s”How Fair This Spot”. • I’ve attached the original vocal and piano score so you can see how we’ve made it more flutey 😇. • Have a great day instagramers :) • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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Taffanel Fantasy on Freischutz 😱. • I’ve quite fancied learning this piece for a while now and so at last I made my mind up and decided to programme it in a couple of concerts in June and July to test it out a bit with audiences. But I have to admit, I’m finding it a wee bit tricky to memorise. it’s all very “wiggly” if you know what I mean 😂. But had a little break through I think with this section. How important do you think it is to memorise music? 🤔 • Have a great day instagramers :) • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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Happy Birthday Theobold Boehm 🎂!! Since today he would be 225 years old I’m giving him a special Étude Alert 🔉: Boehm Caprice No. 1 (complete). 😎. • So who was Theobold Boehm? Well I guess he is most well known for composing this book of bad-ass flute studies but also he is a very important person to flute players for another reason! Mr Boehm was the guy who invented the modern day fingering system for the flute that we use nowadays. So although sometimes we have music to play that’s incredibly difficult, without Mr Boehm it would be even harder.....in fact pretty much impossible. So cheers Mr Boehm for being the biggest flute geek of all!! We are glad you didn’t go get a hobby or like football. Because without you I wouldn’t have a job. Happy birthday! 🥳 • Let’s have a special Birthday Boehm Quiz.......do you guys know what other instrument he invented the fingering system for? 🤔. • • • #flute #fløyte #fluit #flöte #fuvola #flauta #huilu #Флейта #플루트 #フルート #長笛 #فلوت #ขลุ่ย #piccolo #altoflute #bassflute #flutelife #violin #viola #saxophone #cla#clarinet #oboe #cello #musician #cla#classicalmusic #clarinet #instamusic #classicalmusic #fluteplayer #chambermusic #orchestra
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