flute was

developed in

close collaboration

with the flutist Marten Root

from Amsterdam, who owns the

original. It is based on a six-keyed ebony

flute with a C-foot from the workshop of Heinrich

Grenser in Dresden. With its strong but still very charming

and vocal sound, it is ideally suited for the classical flute repertoire.

As with the majority of the flutes from this period, the keys are only used for particularly exposed notes. The standard fingerings for the one-keyed flute remain valid. To avoid awkward fingerings when using the keys, my standard model includes an additional long F-key and a C-key on the left-hand-joint. These key fittings are to be found on later editions of flutes made by Heinrich Grenser. Of course the flute is also available without the extra keys and, when requested, with a D-foot as well.

For the ornamental rings and the cap, I use a new material which has been specifically developed for my workshop. With its very high density it possesses similar physical qualities to real ivory.


                                                   Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

                                                   Concerto for Flute & Harp



                                                   Marten Root,

                                                   Traverso after

                                                   H.Grenser, a=430Hz

                                                   Masumi Nagasawa, Harp

                                                   Schönbrunn Ensemble


Heinrich Grenser, Dresden, ca.1790

ebony, grenadilla or boxwood

with 6 or 8 silver keys

D or C foot

a= 430 Hz

Photo: Ulrich Ehret

Fridtjof Aurin   Traversos   Düsseldorf