Salford Keys is a flute and clarinet duo formed by Jenna Thackray and Emily Wilson. The pair met at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2014 and spent two years studying and performing together in a variety of ensembles and orchestras around the UK and Europe.
The duo enjoys the eclectic range of music available for this pairing of woodwind instruments and also commissions and performs new music. Recent contemporary performances have included the world premiere of Blazio Kavuma’s Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano in Union Chapel, London, and a recital of pieces for duo including works by Nicola LeFanu and Daniel Dorff in St Peter’s Church, Burnley.
Collaborating with piano is a regular occurrence: SK will be performing a wide range of trio repertoire across the UK in the Budleigh Salterton Music Festival, Elmslie House Malvern, and Burnley Parish Church. 2019 saw the ensemble tour to London, to perform in the prestigious concert series in St Anne’s, Kew Gardens. As keen doubling musicians, they also perform on E-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo and Alto flute to experiment with the range and colours available.
Salford Keys seeks to take classical chamber music out of its usual setting, performing in hospitals, schools, libraries and art galleries. They are always looking for opportunities to perform repertoire with other musicians, including voice, harp and percussion, and have also formed a quartet with bassoon and bubble-machine for outreach work in an underwater themed concert for children.
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