Frances Feldon

Baroque Flute & Recorders
Early Chamber & Baroque Orchestral Music, Jazz
Teacher, Conductor, Performer, Arranger

Frances Feldon (baroque flute & recorders) lives in Berkeley, CA, and has performed with American Bach Soloists, California Bach Society, Sonoma Bach, Ensemble Mirabile, and in conjunction with Berkeley Early Music Festival. She is the music director of Flauti Diversi, a baroque/contemporary chamber music ensemble; and a principal conductor for The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. She teaches recorder and baroque flute at her studio in Berkeley, and conducts the recorder program for City of Albany Community Services. She is a regular conductor and faculty member at recorder workshops. Ms Feldon directed the SFEMS Recorder Workshop for twenty years; founded and directed the SFEMS Collegium series; and has directed its Evening Class programs. She conducted her recorder orchestra arrangements of Gershwin and Ellington classics at festivals in Montreal and Holland. Among her current projects: writing on jazz and pop recorder players for the magazine American Recorder. She studied recorder and baroque flute at Indiana University‚Äôs Early Music Institute, where she completed a doctorate in collegium directing. She has taught at Indiana University, UC Davis, Albany Adult School, and The Greenwood School in Mill Valley, CA.  She recently recorded the complete Opus 37 trio sonatas for baroque flute, viola da gamba and chamber organ by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with Flauti Diversi members David Morris and Katherine Heater; the recording is currently being edited and will be coming out in the near future! See


  • Now Available on CDBaby!!!
  • Flauti Diversi: Boismortier Opus 37 Trio Sonatas
  • Frances Feldon, traverso;
  • David Morris, viola da gamba;
  • Katherine Heater, chamber organ

Upcoming Programs

  • David Rogers, solo guitarist
    with Frances Feldon, recorders
    and Susanna Porte, cello
    Saturday February 25, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Back Room
    1984 Bonita @ University, downtown Berkeley

    David Rogers, classical and crossover guitar appears with special guests Frances Feldon and Susanna Porte. Mr Rogers plays Spanish music, JS Bach, original compositions, and Rolling Stones/Beatles covers the first half of the evening. On the second half he is joined by Dr Feldon on recorders and Ms Porte on cello playing basso ostinato improvisations and jazz.

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