BIOGRAPHY

Klio BlonzKlio began her studies in Greece. She continued with Catherine Cantin and Pierre Dumail at the Paul Dukas Conservatoire in Paris where she gained a Premier Prix at the U.C.E.M 92 flute competition. Meanwhile she completed an Aesthetics / Philosophy of Art Degree, at the Paris I - La Sorbonne University. She was then awarded a scholarship for Trinity College of Music where she successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and a Master in Music Degree in the classes of Alan Baker and Wissam Boustany. 

Since the beginning of her career Klio has performed extensively both as a soloist and ensemble player in France, Greece, Bulgaria, Ireland and the UK. She has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has appeared in Festivals in the U.K and abroad such as the Brighton Festival, Barnes Festival, Mayfield Festival, Prokofiev Festival, Peckham Arts Festival, Adur Festival, Festival of Dodekanison, Demetria Festival, Sani Festival and the International Music Festival of Cyclades in Greece. Concert series performances include the Blenheim Musc Circle, Blackheath Halls Lunchtime Recitals,  the Villelongue Abbey International Concert Series in France, Lincoln Music Club and the St Luke's Concert Series in Brighton to name but a few. She has performed in venues such as St John’s Smith Square, Burgh House, Royal Festival Hall, Blackheath Halls, St James's Picadilly, Royal Chapel Church / Brighton, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hellenic Centre and the Foundling Museum in London 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 composers such as Evelyn Ficcara Basil Athanasiadis, Neil Luckett, Yoko Kubo, Stewart, Carmichael, Timofejefsky and Barry Mills. 

In 2015 Klio formed the AMALTHEA Duo with harpist Siobhan Swider which has been busy since performing in Festivals - Brighton Festival, Deverills Festival, Adur Arts Festival- as well as touring around the U.K. with various rural arts schemes such as Pound Arts in Wiltshire, Villages in Action in Devon and  Artsreach in Dorset, receiving excellent reviews. Upcoming performances include a tour in Cornwal-The Acorn Theatre, Truro and Penwith College, Pavillions Teignmouth - as well as appearances  at the Adur Festival and the King's Lynn Music Society in the Autumn 2017.

Klio also works with cellist  Rebecca Hewes both as part of Persephone Ensemble as well as of bigger ensembles and with pianist Grace Mo,  they have recently finished a tour for the acclaimed chidlren's concerts series 'Bach to Baby' presenting 'Music of the Sky'.

Klio's most recent project includes FANTASMATA, a collaboration with actress Amanda Douge, visual artist Peter Carey and sculptor Laurence Louisfert.  They gave two workshop performances as part of the Peckham Arts Festival at the  Copeland Gallery in September 2016 and opened their first season at the ASYLUM in London in April 2017. 

As an educator she has been very busy for the past few years teaching the flute, leading workshops and coaching chamber music ensembles in the U.K. and abroad. She is professor of flute at Blackheath Conservatoire, the Thomas's Day School and the Blackheath High School in London. Specialising in the early years music education Klio has worked extensively as an early years outreach project leader for Trinity College of Music, providing training for BMus Trinity students and delivering early years music workshops in schools, museums and children's centres. Klio is currently leading the early years music department at Blackheath Conservatoire, providing teachers' training and developing the early years curriculum. 

 





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