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4 November 2021, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Tabea Debus is one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world Classic FM

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard House featuring Tabea Debus on recorder and Toby Carr on lute.

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£20 (£5 students), booking recommended

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Ohrwurm: a programme of musical ‘earworms’ – those tunes and dances which have, over centuries caught in the mind on endless replay. Engaging music largely from the 14th to 17th centuries from these exciting young musicians.

About Tabea Debus

Described by The Times as a ‘charismatic virtuoso’ Tabea Debus is much sought after as soloist, collaborator, teacher and communicator.

Over the last year she has returned to Wigmore Hall and recorded live concerts commissioned for release online by the Vancouver Recital Society, San Francisco Early Music, the Shriver Hall Washington D.C. Discover Series, London International Festival of Early Music and the Banquo de la Republica in Colombia. In 2020 her recording for Delphian: Ohrwurm was released to critical acclaim.

Passionate about outreach work, Tabea has developed several projects including a music art-game Soundshapes, a play-along library Continuo Lines, and Endo the Earthworm (a series of videos inspired by Gareth Moorcroft’s ‘Diaries of the Early Worm’).

This season Tabea gives recitals across the USA including the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Morgan Library (NY), UChicago series, Merkin Concert Hall (NY) and Houston Early Music. She returns to the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany where she won the prestigious Soloists Prize in 2019.

Tabea was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions (London) in 2018 and the Concert Artists Guild (New York) Auditions in 2019.

About Toby Carr

A lutenist and guitarist from London, Toby Carr is known as an engaging and responsive artist, performing with some of the finest musicians in the business. Having studied at Trinity Laban and the Guildhall School he is now active as a soloist, continuo player and chamber musician working in the field of historically informed performance, bringing old music to new audiences in exciting and innovative ways.

This has included working with many of the foremost period instrument groups in the UK and Ireland, including Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert, La Nuova Musica, and Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Toby has also worked for the Royal Ballet, London Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Longborough Festival Opera and for English Touring Opera for four tours from 2016 onwards. He is a founding member of Ceruleo and Lux Musicae London, and appears on a recent recording of the works of Barbara Strozzi by Fieri Consort. In 2019 he made his Wigmore Hall debut with Dame Emma Kirkby and her group Dowland Works.


This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.


Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.

We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.

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If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.