‘Brave & classy’ – Robin Denselow, The Guardian
“It’s all about dynamics. Violinist Flora Curzon and cellist Francesca Ter-Berg take Eastern European / Eurasian folk and infuse it with the quiet-loud sense of post rock exploration that unites the likes of Mogwai and Jambinai..” Mojo
Described as ‘a string duo bound for glory’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) Fran & Flora are a duo with a distinctive improvisatory style and ethereal aesthetic, drawing inspiration for their material from their travels and mentors in eastern Europe and beyond. Their debut album Unfurl is the culmination of three years creative studio work with producer and musician, Sam Beste (Hejira).
The overwhelming response they received from releasing Unfurl has accelerated their growing reputation across the UK, gaining widespread critical acclaim. They have appeared live in session on BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour, Radio 3’s In Tune, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music show among others. Active contributors to London’s vibrant music scene and known as collaborators with many ground-breaking artists including Sam Lee and Talvin Singh, Fran & Flora mesmerise their audiences, selling out venues across the UK. Last summer they were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform previews of Unfurl at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across the BBC network.
‘the kind of quality that you couldn’t fake or acquire in a hurry’ – Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music