Styles Guitar and Flute
Counties Bedfordshire • Essex • Greater London • Hertfordshire • Kent • Surrey • West Sussex
This actis a professional, award winning, flute & guitar duo based in London.
They formedin 2002 while they were studying at the Trinity College of Music, London and the following year they became the most booked performers of their college.
Their aim is to make your day even more special with carefully selected music.
Their acclaimed performances of particularly Astor Piazzolla's music and other notable composers have led them to travel world-wide to give concerts and attend festivals. They have recently performed at major venues in UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Malta, New Zealand, Brazil and Japan.
They are available for all kinds of events including weddings, christening, corporate functions, Christmas and birthday parties, concerts and ceremonies.
Their wide range of repertoire include Classical, Light Jazz, Latin American, Tango, Gypsy and Spanish, Romantic, Pop, Folk, Ballads, Broadway show tunes and Film music. Guaranteed to create the perfect atmosphere for every occasion!
They have gained a vast experience in performing at all types of private and corporate events. They have performed all over London and the South East of England, and can tailor their programme to suit your indivisual needs. This experience combined with their varied repertoire makes them an ideal choice for your event and theyaim to play music to suit your tastes and requirements.
Born in 1979 in Osaka Japan and spent much of teenage years in Canada. He started learning the electric guitar at the age of fifteen and changed to the classical guitar when he was nineteen. Since he started playing the classical guitar his musical talent was discovered and he went to study the guitar with Toshio Kawakami, Michael Strutt and Vincent Lindsey-Clark before enrolling at the Trinity College of Music, London to study with Roland Gallery.
He has won several awards during his studies at the Trinity College of Music. He won the Best String Player of The Year Awards both in 2003 and 2005.
As well as performing regularly at concert venues throughout London, he attends festivals internationally. He has appeared at the UK's biggest international guitar festivals both in Bath and Dundee. In 2002 he performed "Watersmeet" by Stephen Dodgeson with the legendary guitarist John Williams.
He is a founding member of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble and he has performed with them since 2002. He is also the leading guitarist for the Trinity Guitar Quartet.
In 2004 he appeared as a guest soloist for the Trinity College of Music Orchestra to play premier of concerto for guitar and orchestra written for him. He often plays with orchestras around UK touring with Opera companies.
In 2004 he gave a successful concert tour in Brazil performing all around the country. His lecture recitals and master classes at the Universities were broadcasted and highly acclaimed.
Since graduating from the Trinity College of Music with the Silver Medal Award and the Best String Player of the Year Award in 2005 he has a busy performance life as well as teaching his guitar students all around London and Kent.
"Amazing talent... she plays the flute like a Goddess!" ... claimed by Nigel Kennedy in 2003
"Bravo!" ... claimed by Sir James Galway in 2007
Born in Tokyo and grew up by the beach in Kyushu Island, Japan. Her family immigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand in 1996 where she developed many of her musical ideas. She studied the flute with Anthony Ferner at the University of Canterbury from 1998 to 2001, where she graduated the Bachelor of Music with the National Golden Key Honours Awards and Dr. Bradshaw Prize.
Her busy performance career took off while living in New Zealand performing all around the country.
She was the winner of the Nelson Sonata Competition in 1998 as well as being appointed as<