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 the UK and abroad. She has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has appeared in Festivals and Concert Series such as  Brighton Festival, Hurst Festival, Barnes Festival, Mayfield Festival, Prokofiev Festival, Peckham Arts Festival, Adur Arts Festival, Les Theophanies International Festival in the South of France, Festival of Dodekanison, Demetria Festival, Sani Festival, International Music Festival of Cyclades in Greece, the Blenheim Music Circle, Blackheath Halls Recitals,  the Villelongue Abbey International concert series in Carcassonne, France, Lincoln Music Club, St Luke's Music and Wine, Brighton to name but a few. She has performed in venues such as St John’s Smith Square,  Royal Festival Hall, Blackheath Halls, St James's Picadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Brighton Dome and the Marble Hall at the Holkham Estate amongst others.

As a founding member of the AMALTHEA flute and harp Duo, Klio has toured extensively for many years in Festivals and Concert Series such as  Brighton Festival, Deverills Festival, Hurst Festival, Adur Arts Festival, King's Lynn Music Society and St Luke's Concert Series, as well as for  Rural Arts schemes such as Pound Arts in Wiltshire, Villages in Action in Devon and  Artsreach in Dorset.  

Klio' s recent and current chamber music collaborations are with cellist  Rebecca Hepplewhite, pianist Grace Mo, harpist Gabriella Dall'Olio,  as well as with clarinettist Shelley Levy for LETO Ensemble. Specialising in contemporary music, LETO were recently joined by pianist and contemporary music specialist Jane Beament, giving a number of World Premieres by Petley, Richardson, Gaebner, Ingvarsson, Baker, Gander, Whitburn, Hawkins, Albright and Mills,  for the New Music Brighton Concert Series in both 2022 and 2023.

Klio's  interest in contemporary music has led her to work and record with various composers throughout the years, giving  numerous premieres in the U.K. and internationally, for composers such as Evelyn Ficcara, Basil Athanasiadis, Neil Luckett, Yoko Kubo, Ian Stewart, John Carmichael, Vassilis Bakopoulos and Barry Mills. 

Klio's involvement  in cross-art projects saw her  performing in the multi-media performance, FANTASMATA, for Peckham Arts Festival,  along with artist Laurence Louisfert,  actress Amanda Douge and visual artist Peter Carey. This was followed by INTERCONNECTIONS ET DIALOGUES,  a performance for solo flute and poetry, for the inaguration of Louisfert's most recent exhibition Myselyum: nous sommes la nature,  at the the Chateau of Carrouges,  Normandie, France. 

Passionate about her educational and outreach work, Klio is professor of flute and a chamber music coach at the Thomas's Day School and the Blackheath High School in London.  She 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. She has toured for Bach to Baby, devising concert programmes for families with babies and young children and has led successfully the early years department at Blackheath Conservatoire for many years.  One of her most successful projects, along with pianist Grace Mo and soprano Mairead Sheerin,  has been the developement of  a special narrated concert series for young children, promoting classical music through story telling; projects incude The Nutcracker, Aesop's Fables and Alice in Wonderland.

In 2017 Klio started touring for Classical Music Rocks,  a Charity based in West Norfolk which brings high quality live classical music to primary schools and  financially accessible concerts within the community. In 2019 and till 2023, she took the role of Creative Director and along with the Chair she helped develop and expand CMR's programme.

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