I wrote this piece following a tour in Andalusia. When I was in cordoba, the flutist Wendela van Swol encouraged me to write a new piece for flute and piano. Arrived at home, I was inspired by a melody that I found in one of my godmother old books. This book belonged to her father: a talented amateur musician, traveller and collector from Scotland.
From that moment, I began to create sections for the piece, based on Andalusian forms such as the Rumba and Soleá.
I premiered this composition in concert in Valladolid in January 2017 with pianist Mario Rosado.
Katrina Penman (London, 1982), studied flute at the Royal College of Music & Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.
She has performed at La Scala with conductors like Dudamel, Chailly and Harding, with the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Symphonica d’Italia under Lorin Maazel. Her compositions have won prizes and been premiered at the Galway Flute Festival and the Portuguese Flute Association.
Now she lives in Spain, performing with different orchestras and chamber ensembles.