NEW RESONANCES - Solo album launch

by Sara Minelli in London, England, United Kingdom

NEW RESONANCES - Solo album launch
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NEW RESONANCES is my very first solo album!! I am raising funds for its launch in London, at Estorick Collection.

by Sara Minelli in London, England, United Kingdom


NEW RESONANCES is my debut solo album and I am extremely excited about its forthcoming release! 

The album contains contemporary works for solo flute, alto flute, flute and electronics. Alongside pieces by Brian Ferneyhough and Salvatore Sciarrino, whose research on my instrument has been extremely important, the disc includes brand new works written especially for me and my album project by fantastic composers from the UK and Italy.  

 The composers who wrote the new pieces are outstanding: they are Jonathan Cole (Prof. of Composition at Royal College of Music, London), Alessandro Solbiati ( Prof. of Composition at Conservatoire "G. Verdi", Milan), Matteo Giuliani ( one of the most talented young composers in Italy!) Alessandro Magini (Prof.  at Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome).  I got signed for this project by EMA records, a fantastic Italian label specialising in Contemporary Classical Music.  All the costs for the recording and editing sessions, mastering, booklet are covered by them! 

The project is particularly important for me because it's my very first album and  I am extremely passionate about the music which I have recorded. I would love for you to hear those amazing pieces. Most of them have never been played live or recorded before!  The project brings together contemporary music from my two countries (Italy and the UK).

The whole recording process took a lot of hard work in terms of practice,  rehearsals with the composers, recording sessions .. (I live in London and EMA records are in Florence, which means that there's been  quite a bit of travelling involved.. but I don' t regret it at all!). 

The composers attended the recording sessions which was very inspiring! 

My project is well described in an article which appeared on What's Hot London


I am organising a CD launch in London!

The launch will be on the 15th June 2018 ( in the evening) and it will consist of me performing some of the works contained in the album.  The composers will attend the event and I will give the world premiere of their new works. 

I am raising funds for:

 The Venue hire (Estorick Collection, London) = £400

The PR (Bright Ivy )  = £1500

The physical Cds = £500

Technical equipment hire and merchandise design= £400

Any extra money will go towards drinks and the expenses of the composers and the producers who will travel from Italy to attend the launch.


Depending on the pledge, you will get free entry to the launch, a free download of the album, a free signed copy of the CD, flute lessons, flute recitals, acknowledgement on the CD, a newly commissioned piece dedicated to you, merchandise and other rewards, 

 You will have the chance of attending the world premiere of the new pieces contained in the disc, meeting me, the composers and the producers at EMA records.

The Estorick Collection is a prestigious contemporary art gallery of modern Italian  Art. They have works by important Italian artists like  Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio De Chirico, amongst others. Your entry to the launch also includes free access to the exhibition.   

PLEASE NOTICE:   the pledges are FLEXIBLE and  I am happy to tailor them to your interests, especially if you don't live in the UK and aren't able to attend the launch. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss further.


I am an Italian flautist based in London since 2011. Classically trained, I specialise in Contemporary Classical Music. I  collaborate with the Composition faculty at Royal College of Music in London and am a member of GAMO Ensemble for Contemporary Music in Florence. 

Here's a link to my website.  

Recordings of my playing are on the "Sounds" page:

As a flute soloist, I received recognition and awards at International Prize V. Bucchi - Rome, Prize A. Gori - Siena, Five days for New Music - Milan.
In 2016 I received the Artists International Development Fund award from the Arts Council of England.
I was selected to perform in the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy 2014 and have worked with members of Ensemble Modern, conductor Brad Lubman, composer Hans Abrahamsen.

As a solo performer, have played extensively and internationally. I collaborate with many composers and am the dedicatee of numerous new works for solo flute.

I have given solo performances/recitals at Fairfield Halls, National Gallery, London Contemporary Music Festival, Little Missenden Festival, King's Place, King's College, Royal College of Music, Vox Feminae Festival(Tel Aviv), Klangspuren Festival (Austria), Kettle’s Yard, Handel House, Cambridge University, Reading University, Instigate Arts (Manchester), Les Moments Musicaux de la Touraine (France), Tel Aviv University, Pontino Festival (Italy), La Pergola Theatre (Florence), GAMO International Festival, Tema Academy for New Music
As a solo interpreter, I have worked with composers Jonathan Cole, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Alessandro Solbiati, Richard Causton, Jeremy Thurlow, Marina Leonardi, Maria Vatenina, Sonia Bo, Matteo Giuliani, Hyunjoo Kim, Joanne Sy,  Francesco Lipari, Hana Aijashvili, Alessandro Magini,  Andrea Benedetto. I played in the world premiere of an orchestral work by Salvatore Sciarrino.

I have recorded solo music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad for Champs Hill.
My solo performances were broadcast on Israeli Broadcasting Authority, Jerusalem.


 I very much look forward to hearing from you and I hope to see you at my album launch!

Sara x


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£15 or more

3 of 25 claimed


Free entry to the album launch at Estorick Collection , a personal “Thank you “ on my website for believing in my project, free access to the exhibition, merchandise.

£20 or more

9 of 100 claimed


A digital download of the album and a personal "Thank you" on my website for believing in my project

£35 or more

6 of 30 claimed


Free entry to the album launch at Estorick Collection , a digital download of my album, a personal “Thank you “ on my website for believing in my project, free access to the exhibition, merchandise.

£65 or more

7 of 30 claimed


Free entry to the album launch at Estorick Collection, a digital download of the album, a signed physical copy of the CD, a personal “Thank you “ on my website for believing in my project , free access to the exhibition, merchandise.

£100 or more

5 of 30 claimed


Free entry to the album launch at Estorick Collection , a digital download of the album, a signed physical copy of the CD, a personal “Thank you “ on my website, a complimentary drink with myself after the performance, a gratitude acknowledgment in the CD liner notes, free access to the exhibition, merchandise.

£200 or more

3 of 25 claimed


All the £100 rewards, and 2 private flute lessons (1 hour each) at your house. If you live in London I will pay for the travel expenses. If you live outside London, you will have to cover the travel costs. You may offer your lessons as a gift to someone else. If the lessons are for a child, this pledge includes free entry to the launch for the child and a parent/guardian.

£900 or more

0 of 15 claimed


All the £200 rewards and a Private Concert at a venue to suit you. It can also be a Lecture/Performance at an institution. If you are a corporate organisation or an institution, your company logo will also be displayed in the Cd liner notes. If you don't live in London, you will have to cover the travel costs.

£1,200 or more

0 of 15 claimed


All the £900 rewards and a New Composition dedicated to you and written by the fantastic Italian composer Matteo Giuliani, whose amazing piece for alto flute and electronics is included in my album. Your piece will be performed at the recital. The music score will be printed as a beautiful sheet music booklet as well as signed by Matteo( the composer) and myself (the performer), with a message of your choice.

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