With an equal focus on contemporary and baroque music, Tabea Debus’ burgeoning career has taken her across Europe, to Colombia, Asia and the USA.
Highlights include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, at the London and York Early Music Festivals, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Baroque at the Edge, Edinburgh International, Schleswig Holstein, and Brecon Baroque Festivals. Tabea has collaborated with The English Concert, Dunedin Consort, La Serenissima, LSO Soundhub, English Chamber Orchestra, and WDR Rundfunkchor, and has appeared live on the BBC’s In Tune and Early Music Show. She has just released her fourth CD Favourites, a follow-up to the highly acclaimed XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto.
Tabea studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Michael Schneider and the Royal Academy of Music with Pamela Thorby, graduating with the Principal’s Prize, and continued her association with the RAM as Meaker Fellow. Awards include the WEMAG Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and first prize at the SRP/Moeck International Solo Recorder Competition, the Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and Hülsta Woodwinds International Competitions. A former SJSS, Handel House and CMF Young Artists, she was selected by YCAT, and subsequently joined the CAG roster. Tabea teaches recorder at Wells Cathedral School, leads workshops at the Royal Academy of Music, and collaborates with LMM.
“Tabea Debus is one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world…she’s challenging perceptions of the instrument”– Classic FM
“Tabea Debus’ eloquence of phrasing and unfailingly intelligent musicianship, together with a charismatic virtuosity rare in any branch of music making, brings life to all of this music, whatever its epoch, whatever the approach.“ – Recorder Magazin
“Another exceptional instrumental moment was the Act I scene in a garden. As Almirena sings “Augelleti”, birds chirp around her, and one of them breaks into simply magical song. This was played by recordist Tabea Debus, and was so full of beauty and deep, natural musicality that one listened with more than a little awe.” – New York Classical Review