Recorder and Cello
With an equal focus on contemporary and baroque music, Tabea Debus’s burgeoning career has taken her to renowned concert halls such as the Konzerthaus Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich, and Wigmore Hall. She has also played in prestigious UK festivals including the London Festival of Baroque Music, Baroque at the Edge, and the York Early Music Festival, as well as festivals in Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States. Tabea has collaborated with leading musicians and ensembles including Rachel Podger, Laurence Cummings, The English Concert, Dunedin Consort, La Serenissima, and the English Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Early Music Show. In 2011, Tabea won the 2nd International ‘hülsta woodwinds’ Competition and she later won the 8th International ‘Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’ Competition (2014). She released her debut album Upon a Ground in 2012 (ClassicClips), followed by Cantata per Flauto in 2016 (TYXart). After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017 ‘with distinction’ and the Principal’s Prize, Tabea was appointed a Meaker Fellow for 2016-17. She has also been a St John’s Smith Square Young Artist (2015-16), a City Music Foundation Artist (2016-2018), and a Handel House Talent Artist (2016-17). Since 2017 she has taught recorder at Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School and leads workshops at the Royal Academy of Music.
Tabea plays on an English cello by an anonymous maker, dated to the early 19th century, and a treble recorder after Jacob Denner by Ernst Meyer.