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Tabea Debus

Tabea Debus

Tabea Debus is one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world…she's challenging perceptions of the instrument

Classic FM

Debus is a charismatic virtuoso.

The Times / XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto CD / 2018

Early Music


  • Tabea Debus - Recorder
  • Alex McCartney - Lute
  • Jonathan Rees - Viola Da Gamba


1) Ode to an Earworm

Music's tendency to continue playing inside our minds, to make a lasting impression on our souls is fascinating both for player and listener. Tabea's programme includes music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel and Corelli.

2) Visions - An Eye for Music

Bach and Handel both suffered from poor eyesight and had the misfortune of losing it altogether under the knife of infamous British surgeon, John Taylor. Tabea explores this unimaginable medical past with music by Bach, Handel and the visionary medieval polymath, Hildegard von Bingen.


Over the last year Tabea has won the Soloists Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, a Concert Artists Guild prize in New York and 1st Prize in the Society of Recorder Players, Moeck Competition.

Described by Classic FM as ‘challenging perceptions of the instrument’ Tabea is much sought after as soloist, collaborator, teacher and communicator. Current projects include the development of an interactive animated story game for children, as a result of winning the 2020 CAG / Richard S. Weinert Innovation Award.

This season Tabea gives recitals across the USA including the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Morgan Library (New York), UChicago series, and takes part in the Spoleto (Charleston), Bay Chamber (Maine) and San Francisco Early Music Festivals.

She returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist with La Serenissima, and to Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and makes her debut at the Berlin Konzerthaus. Her recording for Delphian Ohrwurm (in partnership with YCAT) will be released in 2020. Tabea was a prize winner at the 2018 YCAT International Auditions.