Francesca Ter-Berg is a cellist, composer & producer originally from Hackney, now based in Margate. She works as a solo artist, collaborator and multi-disciplinary artist with a wide range of creators across many genres. Ter-Berg is known for her unique musical style inspired by traditional Yiddish music, improvisation, jazz, dub and ethereal string sounds. "Her most recent albums 'In Eynem' (Phantom Limb label ’21 - Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp + Quietus Best Releases of 2021) and 'Unfurl' (Fran & Flora self-release ’19) were critically acclaimed. She is one-half of multi-award nominated string duo Fran & Flora (with violinist Flora Curzon). The two have received widespread radio support, appearing live on BBCRadio4 Woman’s Hour, Cerys Matthews BBC6Music show, Worldwide FM and countless more. She has collaborated and toured with groundbreaking artists including Imogen Heap, Talvin Singh, Frank London, Riz Ahmed, Portico Quartet, Patrick Wolf, Alabaster De Plume, Hannah Peel & Tom Skinner and has performed live at the EFG London Jazz Festival, WOMAD, Kings Place, Glastonbury Festival, Cafe Oto & the Royal Festival Hall. Francesca composes for film, documentaries and video games. Recent commissions include Turner Contemporary, BFI/JW3 and Margate NOW Festival. Francesca has been supported by Arts Council England, Help Musicians & PRSF Women Make Music fund. She holds a Masters in Popular Music from Goldsmiths University (London) and further studies in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory (Boston, US).
"Ter-Bergs vocals have a cool charm [whilst her] cello passionately laments."
Clive Bell, The Wire
"Francesca Ter-Berg has a sense of levitating above and around the material world”
John Duran, The Quietus