The Luna Duo is an exciting new collaboration with flautist Susanna Bailey. The London-based duo made their official recital debut at St Botolph without Aldgate in January 2020.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has since put a pause on their plans, but the duo look forward to announcing new projects once live performance becomes possible again. In the meantime, click here to see what they have been up to in lockdown...
Ella and Susanna have been working together since they met at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2013, and decided to make their collaboration official as the Luna Duo when they finished their respective Masters degrees in 2019. They are committed to creating and performing programmes that are thoughtful and out of the ordinary.
Susanna has just graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied her Masters in orchestral artistry as a Help Musicians UK and Worshipful Company of Musicians scholar. During her time there, she held the position of principal flute for Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and sat in with the LSO. This included a performance of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at the Barbican Centre. Venues with other orchestras have included Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, where she made her concerto debut performing Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto ‘La Notte’ with the London Gala Orchestra. She joined them again in November as the soloist for a triple-bill of Vivaldi flute concertos: ‘La Notte’, ‘Tempesta di Mare’ and ‘Il Gardellino’.
Also an in-demand chamber musician, Susanna recently made her Wigmore Hall debut performing Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro. As well as countless UK venues, chamber music has taken Susanna to Brittany, where she performed with her quintet, Zephyrus Winds. She is also very passionate about outreach, and regularly delivers workshops in association with LSO Discovery and the Musicians’ Company, with which she is a yeoman.
Listen to the Luna Duo performing the second movement of Mel Bonis' Sonata on the media page
Concert enquiries for the duo can be made via the message form on the contact page
Photography on this page ©Emma Acton