Fran & Flora

Biography

Fran & Flora captivate audiences with world class performances of music from across eastern-Europe and beyond. Comprising of cellist Francesca Ter-Berg and violinist Flora Curzon, Fran & Flora is born out of a deep friendship, musical bond and shared interests in traditional music, improvisation and sense of adventure. The duos compositions and arrangements stem from the modes and melodies of Klezmer, Transylvanian, Romanian, Greek and Armenian music, as well as drawing on archival recordings. Fran & Flora seek to combine elements of these rich musical traditions with their ever evolving, experimental collaboration.


Unfurl, the debut album by Fran & Flora, was released in February 2019 to critical acclaim. Incorporating tunes and songs collected on their travels, the album was the culmination of three years studio work with producer Sam Beste (The Vernon Spring / Hejira) where they explored their aesthetic, experimenting with interweaving textures and layers, electronics and analogue processing. In June 2020 a 5 track remix EP was released celebrating tracks from Unfurl. Remix artists included Portico Quartet, Deep Throat Choir, Dylan Henner, Enhang Ha (Berlin), The Yellow House and Dylan Henner which was championed by Mary-Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music).


2021 sees the duo re-grouping between Margate and London to manifest a new body of work to be released later in the year leading into 2022.