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As classical artists, the duo has performed a wide repertoire at home and abroad. In the UK, recital venues include: St. John's Waterloo, Chelmsford Cathedral, The Lyceum, Christ the Cornerstone and Wimborne Minster, in aid of the Princes Trust. They have also played in Russia, Poland, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt, New Orleans, Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland and the Caribbean.
As music ensemble Katie and Leanne provide musical entertainment. Such is their versitility, they play for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, cruises and can make arrangements for music on request.
The duo has played in the most prestigious venues in and around London such as: The Natural History Museum, The Grosvenor Hotel, The Royal Lancaster, Claridges, The Savoy, Stockbrook Manor, The Connaught Rooms, The Tower of London, London Zoo and the Guards Museum at Buckingham Palace.
Since leaving the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Dona Lee Croft, K has had a varied career as an orchestral, solo and chamber musician. K plays with Opera UK, English Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia and European Chamber Opera. She has appeared as leader of various shows such as, My Fair Lady, Chess, Suessical and Carmen.
As a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber artist, Katie has toured much of the UK and Europe. She was recently invited to perform in the Dartington International Music Festival and has also appeared in the Villa Montefano concert series in Bologna, Italy.
Katie has collaborated with the Beijing based artist, Zhao Bandi in his 2004 UK exhibition. She has made numerous television appearances, of which include; MOBO Awards, "Celebrity Auction" and The Queen's Golden Jubilee at Buckingham Palace. Katie has also performed in Classic FM's "Classics in the City" series.
K has been supported with the Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Scholarship and she is currently studying with Diana Cummings.
She won both violin and piano scholarships to Wells Cathedral School in 1993 where she studied for five years. She completed her education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she gained an honours degree in 2002. During her time at G.S.M.D. Leanne took part in many solo and chamber recitals throughout London in venues including St. James' Piccadilly, Southwark Cathedral and The Wigmore Hall.
L has received funding and scholarships from The Wolfson Foundation, The Prince's Trust and the Katy Choules Trust. These have enabled her to attend various summer music courses including The Dartington International Music Festival, where she took part in masterclasses with Kun Hu.
As a concerto soloist Leanne has performed at Wells Cathedral, Bishops Palace, St-Martin-In-The-Fields and St.John 's Waterloo with the Southbank Sinfonia, with which she was a member in 2003. She has recorded works by Karg-Elert and Nicholas Chouveux for the National Sound Archive and recorded a CD in aid of The Prince's Trust with The Dorset Male Voice Choir. Leanne has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Llanelli Male Voice Choir in highly acclaimed concerts in both Dorset and Wales.
L has toured much of the UK and Europe as an orchestral and chamber musician. Tours have included Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia and France. She regularly appears on pop shows including T.O.T.P.'s, Smash Hits, National Music Awards and CD:UK and enjoys freelancing with various orchestras and chamber groups.
" Thank you so much for your amazing performing...you were absolutely fantastic. Your presence and music created such a great atmosphere, which is an absolute credit to you both, as all the guests had such a good time. (We were) impressed with not only the quality of your performance and your professional manner but also how genuine and warm you both are...we could not have had any better performers - you were absolutely perfect! The evening would not have been the same without you both."
Frank Brenan, Chairman of the Princes Trust for Dorset and South Wiltshire:
" Thank you to Katie and Leanne for the wonderful concert you gave at the Wimborne Minster in support of the Princes Trust. I know that everyone enjoyed your music immensely."
Professor Sinnhuber: (Minerva II)
"...Katie and Leanne, who with their brilliant playing gave our cruise of October 2005 that certain extra which made it particularly enjoyable and memorable."
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