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Paul Cheneour

Paul Cheneour

EVENTS WITH PAUL

Listen, observe feel and do, are the four key elements Paul uses to create and play spontaneous music. Cited as one of the 100 best jazz flautists of all time (http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_jazz/best_jazzflute.html), Paul’s 4 decades of playing the flute have made him a true master of the instrument. Music is the one language that spoke directly to his heart. At 19 a friend gave him a concert flute. He says “It felt like a great home-coming and I knew at that moment this was my vocation”. Since then Paul has played professionally in many styles, including Jazz, Indo-Jazz Fusion, Arab, Indian, and Classical.

Paul trained at the Guildhall School of Music London under Professor Rainer Schuelein. He has 43 CDs published by Northstar music UK, 5 major films; including EMMA award winning ‘6th Happiness’ and ‘Hideous Kinky’. Best Foreign film winner in 2007 ‘In The Place of the Dead’. Many DVDs & documentaries: BBC 2’s Egyptian Journeys by Dan Cruickshank, ‘The Painter and the Musician’ and Out-OF-Tune.

Having played for over 44 years, Paul is still excited to discover new sonic textures and music with his flutes. The beauty of playing is that there really is no end.

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Bill Barclay

Bill Barclay

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Bill Barclay is the Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe, where he has produced music for over 120 productions and 150 concerts since 2011. Original scores include Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Emilia, Edward II, and Hamlet Globe-to-Globe, which toured 197 countries in 2014-16. Broadway and West End: Farinelli and the King, Twelfth Night, and Richard III all starring Mark Rylance.

Through his company Concert Theatre Works, Bill has created original programs for actors and orchestra for the Boston Symphony, LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Washington National Cathedral, Tanglewood, and others. Bill piloted the Candlelit Concert series in the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and is the founder of the record label Globe Music. An recognized voice on the music of Shakespeare, he edited the recent study Shakespeare, Music, and Performance (Cambridge University Press).

Helen Vidovich

Helen Vidovich

EVENTS WITH HELEN

Australian flautist Helen Vidovich is an orchestral and chamber musician. Career highlights include performances at the Sydney Opera House and Royal Albert Hall, and work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

As a member of the Marsyas Trio, Helen’s ensemble projects and commissions have been supported by Arts Council England, the RVW Trust and the PRS and Britten-Pears Foundations. Concert highlights with the trio include international touring and live TV and Radio. Helen’s discography includes A Triple Portrait (Meridian Records 2015), and In the Theatre of Air (NMC Recordings, 2018), which received international airplay and reviews in The Strad, Tempo, the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.

Helen undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, following a Master’s degree at the Sydney Conservatorium. Her teachers include Michael Cox (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Sharon Williams (London Symphony Orchestra). Helen has performed in masterclasses throughout Europe with leading international figures, and has performed as a soloist with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra, including Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with harpist Marshall McGuire.

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Kate St. John

Kate St. John

EVENTS WITH KATE

Kate St. John is a composer/arranger/singer/producer. She is an oboe/cor anglais player but also sings and plays accordion, sax and piano. She was a member of The Dream Academy and has two solo albums, Indescribable Night and Second Sight.

Kate has played with many artists including Van Morrison, Damon Albarn, Marianne Faithfull, Peggy Seeger, Philip Glass, the Waterboys and Tom Waits. She has been Musical Director for many multi-artist shows: Bright Phoebus Revisited, Rogues Gallery, A Not So Silent Night with the McGarrigle/ Wainwright family, Imagining Ireland and tributes to Nick Drake, Nino Rota and Ewan MacColl.

Kate often works as an arranger and has done orchestrations for Laura Marling and Kris Drever with the Scottish Symphony and the Scottish Chamber orchestra

Kate and her husband Neill MacColl produced Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy’s new album Anchor. Together they work doing on set music on films including Far From The Madding Crowd, My Cousin Rachel, The Little Stranger and Dirt Music

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Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

EVENTS WITH AYANNA

Singer, songwriter, cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a rare exception to the rule that classical and alternative r&b music cannot successfully coexist.

Graduating with a first from both Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Manhattan School of Music, Ayanna was a participant in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Young Composers Scheme and become an Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. She was a featured artist with Courtney Pine’s Afropeans: Jazz Warriors and became the only non-American to win Amateur Night Live at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC.

As a composer, she has scored original music for various productions and as an arranger and orchestrator Ayanna has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Masekela), and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Urban Classic).

Since releasing her EP’s Truthfully and Black Panther Ayanna has extensively toured the UK and several countries in Europe, whilst gaining a MOBO award nomination and getting airplay on BBC Radio 1 & BBC 1Xtra. A performer of extraordinary versatility her live shows are intimate journeys that chronicle her experience as a female artist in the 21st century.

Because of her musical prowess, mesmerising vocals, non-compromising lyrics and ability to deftly reinterpret songs on the cello Ayanna is able to straddle both the classical and urban worlds effortlessly.

She is the definition of eclectic soul.

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Kerry Andrew

Kerry Andrew

EVENTS WITH KERRY

Kerry Andrew is a London-based composer, performer and author.

She has a PhD in Composition from the University of York and has won four British Composer Awards. As a composer, she specialises in experimental vocal and choral music, music-theatre and community music.

She performs with the award-winning experimental post-a cappella trio juice vocal ensemble, who have released two albums on the Nonclassical label. She also performs alt-folk as You Are Wolf, exploring traditional songs and lore in unusual, electronica-tinged arrangements. Her second album, Keld, was awarded fRoots magazine’s Editor’s Choice! Album of the Year 2018 and was in the Guardian’s Top Ten Folk Albums 2018. She is also a multi-instrumentalist with the rock/classical/jazz quintet DOLLYman.

Her debut novel, Swansong, was published by Jonathan Cape in January 2018 . She was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018.

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