Kristen Huebner, flute / Johannes Pramsohler & Roldán Bernabé, violins Gulrim Choi, cello / Philippe Grisvard, harpsichord
by: Audax Records
“Fine works demonstrating even better playing by the Ensemble Diderot. Both fiddles play with persuasive mastery, but the finest moments arrive with the ravishing transverse flute playing of Kristen Huebner.”
Joined together in their mutual love for chamber music, the Netherlands-based Westeinde Windscomprises five women passionate about the performance of historical music on period instruments. After years of playing together with some of the top historically-informed ensembles of Europe and realizing this desire to play in a more intimate setting, the Westeinde Winds were born. The woodwind quintet was also enjoying its own birth around the end of the 18th century, using heavier materials and multiple keys to compete with the ever-rising sound demands in the orchestra. Westeinde Winds are dedicated to playing on models of these historical instruments to seek insight into how this music was performed and share this knowledge with future listeners and music makers to come.
Westeinde Winds is supported by The Mount Parnassus Foundation, which promotes the empowerment of women in Historical Performance. The group will participate in the Mount Parnassus Baroque Festival 2022 in Calgary.
As special guest of the Paris-based Ensemble Diderot, I’ve had the pleasure of recording two Mondonville Sonatas, No. 3 & 5, performing the Opera ‘Falstaff’ and playing Blavet Concerto frequently in concert in Sudtirol, Italy, Germany and France.
The Primary Sources is a pre-classical chamber music duo specializing in works from the late 18th to early 19th centuries. Forming the basis are Kristen Huebner and Lucie de Saint Vincent on fortepiano.
Our most recent trio program, together with cellist Gerda Marijs, explores the connection between ex-pat composers from ‘the continent’ (Johann Christian Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel, Muzio Clementi, a young Mozart on tour and Haydn to name a few) and their new-found artistic home in London during the 1760s.
Teachings and Contact
I’m passionate about teaching the flute and exploring genres both close to my heart and stretching outside my comfort zone. If you’re an absolute beginner or have the itch to take the instrument back up again after a few years, there’s always a good time to begin! My lessons are catered to your musical interests, level and availability.