Jill Kemp is firmly establishing herself as one of the finest wind players of her generation. Winner of numerous prizes, in April 2009 she gave her Carnegie Hall debut. In 2007 she won the Royal Over-Seas League Wind and Brass Competition, the first recorder player to do so in its 57-year history.
Jill has broadcast on radio and TV. She has given several hundred recitals throughout Europe and the USA. She was hailed in the press as “one of the top recorder players in the world” following her performance of four concerti with Red Priest, standing in for Piers Adams at 12 hours notice. Jill regularly performs commissions and world premieres and is passionate about raising the recorder’s profile and proving it to be an exciting and versatile solo instrument. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Goldsmiths College, and with teachers including Michala Petri and Piers Adams. Jill has given masterclasses throughout Europe and America, including at Dartington International Summer School.
Jill has written articles on the recorder for Classic FM Magazine, Music Teacher and Muso Magazine. In 2004 Jill launched Recorder Revolution®, an interactive concert experience that has already involved over 3500 young people. For more information, please visit www.jillkemp.com
“A highly accomplished recorder virtuoso” – The Guardian “A musician of depth” – The Recorder Magazine
Aleksander Szram enjoys a varied schedule of solo piano, concerto and chamber music performances across the world, having played in more than thirty countries over five continents. He is particularly interested in contemporary repertoire and has given first performances of works by Frederic Rzewski, Daryl Runswick, Edward Gregson, Dai Fujikura, Harris Kittos, Anthony Green and Danny Ledesma among others. He is one of few pianists who regularly accompanies from memory.
He has performed at major UK venues, including collaborations with numerous soloists. Aleksander is an enthusiastic composer. He now teaches piano and lectures at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and has also guest-lectured at the Royal Academy of Music, York University, the Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music.
First Prize Winners of the 2008 Royal Overseas League Competition, the Brodowski Quartet are ‘the new kids on the London scene’, The Times. The quartet members (Violin – David Brodowski/Violin – Catrin Win Morgan/Viola – Felix Tanner/Cello – Vanessa Lucas-Smith), originating from Germany, Wales, Scotland and Holland are currently based in London. They are ‘Associate Artists’ at the Anvil Concert Hall in Basingstoke and newly appointed ‘Artists in Association’ at Bristol University and Warwick School. Since formation they have enjoyed performing in some of the foremost venues in the UK. They have performed extensively throughout Europe, and have appeared live on BBC Radio3’s In Tune programme.
The Quartet is dedicated to educational work, giving concerts in association with Anvil Arts, The Philharmonia, and the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust whose invaluable work increases awareness of Chamber Music amongst young people.
“The brilliant Brodowski are a group to watch out for” – The Independent