Marchant-Ang Duo

 

Camilla and Thomas have been performing together regularly for the last five years at venues including St Martin in the Fields, The Foundling Museum, and at various music clubs around the South of England. They have enjoyed exploring an eclectic mix of duo repertoire from the rich Romantic works of Franck and Karg-Elert to the explosive contemporary duo by Edwin Roxburgh that utilises a huge range of avant-garde extended techniques. They have enjoyed coaching from Michael Cox and Andrew West, who have both helped them to discover lesser-known works.

 

They particularly enjoy working together on pieces that treat the flute and piano to equal voices and exciting challenges. As a duo, their combined enthusiasm creates a fantastic energy with all audiences.

Camilla Marchant

 

As well as performing with many of the UK's leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Camilla enjoys performing a variety of solo repertoire with Thomas Ang.

 

Recently she has performed as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in The Fields, Cadogan Hall, and at the Royal Concertgebouw Recital Hall, Amsterdam. Competition successes include winning the Woodwind Prize and the Flute Prize at the Royal College of Music in 2016, as well as the Piccolo Prize at the Royal Academy of Music in 2017. She was also a finalist in the Yamaha Music Europe Competition.

 

She held the soloists position of Regent Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music from 2018-19, which led to a number of performances across London.

Thomas Ang

Thomas studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Diana Ketler, gaining recognition for his thoughtful and searching recital programmes, as well as being a quick and sensitive collaborator. Having presented a string of critical successes, he has also won prizes for his performances of Beethoven, Frederick Delius, Arthur Bliss and the contemporary piano repertoire.

Thomas performs as part of several contemporary-music ensembles, including playing John Cage at the Purcell Room in 2013 and two programmes of Boulez’s music at the 2015 Aldeburgh Music Festival. With his piano duo he performed the complete non-sonata piano works of Boulez, including the two books of Structures, in London as well as various concerts in Australia and around the UK.

With Scordatura Collective, a group dedicated to the performance and proliferation of music by female composers, he is also involved in educational outreach. In other chamber groups he maintains a strong interest in unusual repertoire of the late Romantic, as well as mid-20th-century British music. In addition, he is a specialist in the music of Nikolai Kapustin, having played several local and world premieres of his works.

Off the concert stage, Thomas often works as a répétiteur, with productions like the first-ever Wagner production in Singapore (Die fliegender Holländer) and the Russian premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence under his belt. He also accompanies and improvises for silent film, having performed at the Barbican Cinema in Erotikon by Gustav Machatý. Thomas also plays the violin, and writes poetry and piano transcriptions of songs and symphonies.

Thomas has been performing in a duo with Camilla since 2016.