Klio Blonz – A Chamber Music Celebration at The Lights

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Date

Jan 23 2025

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Klio Blonz – A Chamber Music Celebration at The Lights

Klio Blonz – Flute
Klio has performed both as a soloist and ensemble player in the UK and abroad, she has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and is regularly appearing in Festivals and Concert Series in Europe and the U.K. She has enjoyed performing in venues such as St John’s Smith Square, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Blackheath Halls, St James’s Piccadilly, Brighton Dome, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Marble Hall/Holkham amongst others. Her special interest in contemporary music has led her to give numerous premieres in the U.K and abroad, as well as to record and work with various composers throughout the years. Collaborations include concert work with clarinettist Shelley Levy, contemporary music specialist and pianist Jane Beament and harpist Gabriella Dall’Olio. Klio is enjoying working on multimedia projects, her most recent collaboration saw her performing solo for the opening of artiste L. Louisfert’ s sculpture exhibition, at the Chateau of Carrouges, in Normandy, France. She is passionate about her outreach educational work and has enjoyed working as Creative Director for many years for CMR, a Charity bringing high calibre musicians into schools in West Norfolk.

Rebecca Hepplewhite – Cello
Rebecca studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with first class honours and a graduation prize. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and the USA, including concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Lincoln Center in New York and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Passionate about new music, she has commissioned, premiered, and recorded many new works, both for solo cello and for mixed ensembles. She has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs of music for cello and organ on the Regent Records label, with a third CD of contemporary works due for release later this year. Other releases include chamber works on NMC Recordings, Usk and Chandos labels. She is principal cellist with several of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras and is cellist of Pomegranate Piano Trio and Svyati Duo. Future engagements include the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Boston Sinfonia.

Grace Mo – Piano
Born in Taiwan, raised in Canada, and now living in London, Grace studied piano performance at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she held the Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship, Postgraduate Piano Fellowship, and the Postgraduate Artist Diploma. Grace Mo is acclaimed as a soloist, chamber musician, and piano teacher. In recent years she has made her debut concert recital in Greece and made numerous appearances on National TV in UK and Lithuania. She has been awarded the title of ‘The Best Concertmaster’ at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St. Petersburg for her chamber music work and musical interpretations As an experienced accompanist, Grace regularly works with students from the leading London music colleges, including the Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Grace believes that being a true musician means sharing her musical passion, practice, and knowledge to all. As an experienced piano teacher she has been working with students of many prestigious schools all over England – St. Paul’s Cathedral School, Bedales School, Bedford School to name a few.

Klio Blonz – A Chamber Music Celebration programme:
Haydn – Trio for flute, cello & piano
Schumann – Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
Clementi – Op. 22 in D Major
Gaubert – Pièce Romantique
Enesco – Cantible et Presto
Farrenc – Trio for flute, cello & piano

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Klio Blonz – A Chamber Music Celebration at The Lights
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