Folkers & Powell make
professional-quality baroque flutes and other
historical transverse flutes closely modeled on
excellent original designs from the sixteenth
to the nineteenth centuries.
We believe that music, instruments, and playing
styles are all interconnected, so that music has
the best effect when realized with sympathy, using
instruments and performance conventions current
when it was created.
For this reason we make every effort to capture
the unique qualities of tone and intonation in
the original instruments we copy. Since our partnership
began in 1984 our flutes have earned a worldwide
reputation for uncompromising accuracy and faithfulness
of spirit. Our customers range all the way from
beginners on the baroque flute to the world's
Research on contemporary music and playing styles
also plays a large part in our work. We have built
a separate educational site at flutehistory.com
to give information on historical matters
not directly related to the flutes we make.
If you are new to the world of historical flutes,
begin at our start page.
If you would like help staying in touch with the
latest ideas and research, we suggest you subscribe
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