Flute and Harp
Born from a love of discovering new music and arrangements for flute and harp, Favola is a flute and harp duo formed by flautist Judith Scholes and harpist Madeline Kirby.
Favola performances have included works spanning centuries, continents and genres with a focus on bringing exciting and moving music to their audiences.
Meaning fable, or fairy tale in Italian, Favola aims to communicate the timelessness of music old and new.
Worcestershire based harpist Madeline Kirby enjoys a busy schedule playing in concert as a soloist and with orchestras and other ensembles. After achieving three ABRSM Grade 8 distinctions for Harp, Piano and Singing at school she then went on to study Music and Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham.
Her musical career has seen her performing with many ensembles in the UK and abroad including The International Film Orchestra and BBC Proms Youth Chorus.
She also plays regularly for weddings and events and teaches the harp, piano and singing at Bromsgrove School and Winterfold House School.
Judith is a flute player and teacher, based in the West Midlands. Judith studied music at the University of Manchester, achieving a first-class honours degree. Whilst at Manchester, Judith studied flute with Helen Wilson of the Liverpool Philharmonic, where she developed a passion for performing new music and exploring extended techniques on the flute. Judith regularly performs with the National Flute Orchestra and the Central England Ensemble.