I am one half of the Flute and Harp Duo ‘Amadio’. Ruby Aspinall and I met while we were both studying at Trinity College of Music, London and have been performing together for the last 10 years. We were featured musicians on the ‘Live Music Now’ scheme for 3 years – performing all over the U.K. to children and adults from all walks of life. ‘Amadio’ have performed at the following venues – John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Chard Music Festival, Brighton Festival, Ryedale Festival, Hertford Castle, Keats House, London. We thoroughly enjoy presenting exciting programmes of varied flute and harp repertoire to our audiences and showing people what a wonderful combination the flute and harp is! Here is a review of our performance of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Misbourne Symphony Orchestra:
"Mozart's C Major Concerto for flute and harp was the centrepiece of this concert in both senses.
Soloists Ruby Aspinall and Candice Hamel delivered spirited and well-judged performances flautist Hamel capturing the puckish vivacity of the piece's outer movements with expressive dynamics and astute phrasing (these aspects of Mozart are often homogenised by contemporary flautists who should know better, including the acclaimed Sharon Bezaly) with harpist Aspinall's sprightly and unforced technique contributing to the fine rapport that existed between the soloists, the orchestra and conductor Richard Jacklin"