“Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ and ‘fiercely passionate’, (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction), string duo Fran & Flora is one of the most innovative emerging ensembles in the UK. Their outstanding musicianship combined with compelling arrangements have led to their selection as BBC Music Introducing Artists 2018 and rave reviews. Violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg captivate their audiences with exquisite, soulful tunes from across Eastern Europe which they have learnt from many great masters of the Klezmer and Roma traditions.
“A string duo bound for glory” – Max Reinhart BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
“Playing that has the kind of quality that you just couldn’t fake” – Tom Robinson
Award-winning violinist Flora Curzon performs internationally on both ‘modern’ and ‘historical’ violin set-ups as an orchestral and chamber musician, folk fiddler and improviser. Her broad interests and skillset have led to a fast-growing and eclectic resume which includes work with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Sinfonietta, Aurora Orchestra, The Bach Players, Project Instrumental and MishMash Productions as well as long-standing collaborations with artists Sam Lee, Talvin Singh and Jocelyn Pook.
Hackney-born Francesca Ter-Berg is a cellist, composer and musical collaborator. She has a degree in Social Anthropology from Sussex University. Anthropology inspired Francesca to travel and learn different styles of music, most notably Klezmer, Transylvanian and Romanian music, spending many years collecting this music from archives and travelling to study extensively with leading experts. Francesca’s interest in composing, arranging, improvising and teaching recently led her to complete a Masters in Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Here she began exploring the world of sound, studio composition and working with live electronics. Francesca has collaborated and performed with artists such as The Unthanks, London Klezmer Quartet, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.”