The Escocia Duo will be performing at the next Music Arran concert, on Saturday 16th March, in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm.
Newly established duo Chilean Guitarist Roberto Kuhn and Yorkshire Violinist Katrina Lee play a diverse variety of music ranging from Paganini to Piazzolla.
Roberto Hernán Kuhn Versluys is a Masters student, studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He previously completed a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (Guitar), a degree in Musical Composition and a degree in Musical Education in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Roberto has participated in the Guitar Ensemble of Chile, The Pontifical Catholic University Guitar Ensemble, The PUC Institute of Music Guitar Ensemble and has recently worked alongside the Jugend-Guitarrenorchester Baden-Wurttemberg Guitar Orchestra from Germany. His solo work has taken him to parts of America, including Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.
Katrina Lee is a Yorkshire violinist, who began studying from the age of eight at the Kirklees Music School with Ralph Barker. In 2010 Katrina received a scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating with first class honours in 2014 and with a Masters from the Conservatoire in 2016, receiving the highest mark for her final recital under the tutelage of Andrea Gajic. Katrina has recently been appointed as the Principal 2nd Violin of the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
During her time at the Conservatoire, she won several awards including the Ian D Watt award, Hilda Bailey Prize, Robert Highgate Scholarship and the Governors’ Recital Prize for Strings. Katrina was one of the finalists in the International Konigan Sophie Charlotte competition in Germany in 2014, playing in Mirow Castle, House of Mecklenburg-Streilitz for the final concert. As a chamber musician, she has won the Mabel Glover Prize for String Quartet and the Governors’ Recital Prize for Chamber music, with the Leopold String Quartet. After successfully auditioning in 2011, Katrina joined the Scottish Ensemble’s 2012 tour and performed at the Wigmore Hall in London alongside guest soloists Anthony Marwood, Lawrence Power and was the Young Artist with the Ensemble in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 performing and touring with them all over Scotland.
Her playing work has taken her to places such as Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau, France, Germany, Iceland and Prague.
Tickets £10 from Arran Events, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick, or on the door. Free to under 18s.