With an equal focus on contemporary and Baroque music, Tabea Debus’s burgeoning career has taken her across Europe and through Asia, Colombia and the USA. Highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, at the London and York Early Music Festivals, at Festspiele Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Baroque at the Edge, and in the Edinburgh International, Schleswig Holstein, and Brecon Baroque festivals. Tabea has collaborated with The English Concert, La Serenissima, Dunedin Consort, LSO Soundhub, the English Chamber Orchestra and WDR Rundfunkchor, amongst many others, and has appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tuneand The Early Music Show. In 2019 she released her fourth album Favourites: Telemann and his Subscribers, a follow-up to the highly acclaimed XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto(both on TYXart).

Tabea studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Prof Michael Schneider and at the Royal Academy of Music with Pamela Thorby. She graduated with the Principal’s Prize and continued her association with the RAM as 2016–17 Meaker Fellow. A former St John’s Smith Square, Handel House and City Music Foundation artist, she was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2018 and joined the reciprocal Concert Artists Guild roster in the USA the following year. Awards include the 2019 WEMAG Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and first prizes at the 2019 SRP/Moeck International Solo Recorder Competition, the 2014 International Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Competition and the 2011 Hülsta Woodwinds Competition.

Tabea teaches recorder at Wells Cathedral School, has led seminars at the Royal Academy of Music, and collaborates with London Music Masters and other organisations for workshops with children around the globe.



Tabea Debus | Alex McCartney | Jonathan Rees

Melodies that emerge from musical folk memory or jump off the printed page to lodge themselves in the listener’s mind: such ‘earworms’ are the raison d’être of this inventive album, effervescent and haunting by turn.

Rising talent Tabea Debus makes an immediate impression as she joins the roster of Delphian house artists, coaxing an astonishing spectrum of moods and timbres from an array of Renaissance and Baroque recorders. Equally astounding is the tightness and responsiveness of her interaction with gamba player Jonathan Rees and lutenist Alex McCartney, while solos for recorder alone bookend the programme chronologically with music from the fourteenth century and the twenty-first.