CONVIVIO (now performing on Friday 6th April)
Ex-Totnes KEVICC pupil Katie Cowling is a recorder player, oboist and dulcian player, in her final year of her Masters at the RCM. Katie co-founded BLOCK4 in 2012, the first recorder quartet to win the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition in 65-years. She performs with baroque orchestras and the RCM Baroque Orchestra on baroque oboe, and has also performed as part of the 24 Violon du Roi at Versailles.
Cellist Florence Petit graduated from the RCM with First Class Honours and Distinction for her Bachelors and Masters degrees. She studied baroque cello with Richard Tunnicliffe, and has received coaching from Jonathan Manson and Ashley Solomon.
Florence has played at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and London Handel Festival, and has worked with Florilegium and The English Concert.
Claire Williams studied piano and harpsichord at the RCM before completing her Masters at Trinity College of Music. She has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the City of London Sinfonia and is a member of Saltarello Ensemble. Claire has performed at Manchester and Bath Festivals, Brighton Early Music Festival and London Handel Festival; and as a guest artist at the Dartington International Summer School.
Violinist Elin White has appeared in the London Handel Festival and the London Baroque Festival, and has also given several concerts in Italy. She plays regularly with the Academy of Ancient Music, La Serenissima, the Hanover Band and Florilegium, including in the Three Choirs Festival, Beverley Early Music Festival, St Magnus International Festival, the BBC Proms, at the Royal Festival Hall, King’s Place and Wigmore Hall. She also appeared in the West End Production of “Farinelli and the King”
ENSEMBLE MOLIERE (performing on Saturday 28th April)
Ensemble Molière was formed by participants of the Dartington International Summer School. They have already performed throughout the UK and Europe, and n 2015 were selected for the Early Music Live! scheme at the Brighton Early Music Festival, returning to perform again in 2016.
Flautist Flavia Hirte completed her Master’s at the RCM with distinction in 2015, and has participated on the OAE Experience Scheme, Dartington Baroque Orchestra, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. She has played with The Bach Players, Florilegium, The Hanover Band, and Gabrieli Consort and Players.
Alice Earll studied Historical Performance at the RAM gaining her MA with distinction. She regularly works with ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music at the BBC Proms and as part of the Lincoln Centre’s Mostly Mozart Festival, and with the OAE and Devon Baroque. Alice was a member of the 2015/16 European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Kate Conway gained an MA in Performance (baroque cello and viola da gamba) with Distinction at the RAM. She has played with Fretwork, Charivari Agréable and the Amphion Consort, and is a founder member of Musica Poetica London, who were selected for the BREMF Early Music Live! scheme. Recent projects include concerts at the Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre.
Satoko Doi-Luck studied composition in Tokyo, continued in England at the RCM and then studied harpsichord and continuo. She was awarded a Junior Fellowship in Harpsichord/Continuo at the RCM, and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015 2016. She is also a member of Ceruleo and has performed with La Serenissima, English Chamber Orchestra, Tenebrae and at Shakespeare’s Globe.