Carla Rees is a British low flutes player, composer and arranger, working to raise the profile of her instruments through research, performance and commissioning new repertoire. Her career as a performer incorporates chamber music, solo work, numerous collaborations with composers and recordings, including a current discography of 13 CDs, with four more due for release later in 2017. She has premiered several hundred works for low flutes, many of which are now published by her company Tetractys Publishing.
She has over 60 published arrangements and compositions, including her 2016 work for solo piccolo, Nightsong, which has been performed in the UK, France and Canada. She is Artistic Director of the contemporary chamber music ensemble rarescale, with whom she has performed in the UK and internationally, and appeared on BBC Radio 3. She has a PhD from the Royal College of Music in London, and is Music Programme Leader for the Open College of Arts and an Honorary Research Associate and Flute teacher at Royal Holloway University of London.
Carla plays Kingma System flutes, made for her by Eva Kingma and Bickford Brannen. She is a frequent contributor to specialist flute magazines in the UK, Europe and America, and is currently the International Liaison for the National Flute Association of America.