Eleanor Turner


Lisa Nelsen and Eleanor Turner began playing together for the love of the music they were given, and found that their mutual enthusiasm was infectious.  They’ve played the Mozart flute and harp concerto to a sell-out crowd. 

The Aquilae Duo play a very wide variety of musical genres, from Baroque to Romantic and also give completely contemporary concerts with pieces written for them.  They often teamed up with other musicians to play a wider range of pieces including the Debussy Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola, and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro.

They are both highly respected educators, and give masterclasses and educational sessions to young aspiring professional musicians and enthusiastic amateurs.

“This flute and harp duo is a refined and vibrant collaboration; I found myself marvelling at the subtle nuances and interplay that came forth from these two wonderful musicians.”

Wissam Boustany,

International Soloist

Founder, Towards Humanity

All publicity photos of Lisa and Eleanor by Carla Rees

Sample Repertoire

Naiades  William Alwyn

Concerto for Flute and Harp WA Mozart

Sonata Andy Scott

Sonata in Gminor JS Bach

Hamburger Sonata CPE Bach

Entr’acte G Bizet

Entr’acte J Ibert

Clare de Lune C Debussy

Histoire du Tango and Libertango A Piazzola

In Ireland H Harty

Song without Words Rob Buckland premiered by Aquilae

Sonata Lowell Liebermann

Solo pieces for flute and harp will also be added to the programme.



Enigma14 have come together out of a passion for performing chamber music which is under the horizon of many audiences. The combination of wind, strings and piano offers intense tone colours, and shows the almost vocal power of communication between them, especially with flute, cello and piano.  Lisa Nelsen (flute), Julian Metzger (cello) and Paul Turner (piano)  have found that playing with  each other created an awareness between them that they could almost taste, with a connection that was evident in their performance.  Individually, each has an impressive pedigree that supports their performances and interpretations in concert halls and festivals (Wigmore Hall, St David’s Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Johns’ Smith Square, Canterbury Festival, Swaledale Festival to name a few). Their programme includes duos and trios by Weber, JS Bach, Martinu, Alwyn, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Dussek, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Liebermann, Eric Tanguy, Kenneth Hesketh and Malcolm Forsyth. 

“...the interaction between you all was remarkable and there was an authority and confidence evident which was remarkable in such a new grouping. The moments of discussion between the three instruments were palpable and provided great contrast to the strong combined sections.” Two Moors Festival

“Delicious...wonderful powers of communication in concert” David Campbell, Clarinet soloist, Artist for Yamaha UK, Director MusicFest in Aberystwyth

“...a lively and fresh creative approach and play with great authority as an ensemble - uplifting music making.” Peter Hewitt, Music Director at Benslow Music Trust

“...a magical quality in communicating with an audience: a freshness and directness that endears instantly endears them to their listeners...their choice of programme is varied and inventive.”  Kenneth Hesketh, Composer and Professor at the Royal College of Music

Audio File for Musique pour Ming” by Eric Tanguy for Flute and Cello, Recital in the Concert Hall, Wells Cathedral School, 27 November 2015

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