"Spirits were raised both by news of more Covid restrictions being withdrawn, and at the first class King’s Lynn Music Society meeting with highly talented international professional musicians.Klio Blonz, flute, and Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello, the Persephone Duo, giving a varied and uplifting recital to an enthusiastic audience at Lynn’s Town Hall.
The works performed were all technically demanding, especially J.S.Bach’s third Cello Suite and the pieces by Kuhlau and Villa Lobos, but all were executed with clarity and panache." Andy Tyler, Kings Lynn News
“.....Blonz performed CPE Bach's solo flute Sonata in A Minor, a Rococo piece where the flute's arabesques fit flush with an age. Blonz is a high colourist, these were rapt intervals. She is also an explorer, quoting Cavafy's poem 'Ithaka' about journeys as the theme.” Dr Simon Jenner / St Luke's Concert Series
“The audience at Rieux-Minervois Castle witnessed the amazing talent of this London trio. The musicians were full of enthusiasm in what was a repertoire inspired solely by music in the XVIII Century:…M.Marais, a magnificent solo by Klio Blonz, Hummel whom the artists seems to enjoy playing as much as the audience...”Les Theophanies Festival, France, La Depeche du Midi
“The Amalthea Duo are Klio Blonz on Flute and Siobhan Swider on Harp and between them they have an impressive repertoire and performance experience. Their mixed choice for the music on offer was inspiring, taking us on a well-balanced and nuanced journey from the 15th century up to the modern day and swinging into traditional Welsh folk song, Portuguese dances and some exquisite refined raga’s from Ravi Shankar. The raga’s offering the audience a peep into the wonderful dextrous playing and sophisticated staccato and legato techniques of this talented duo and seeing the subtle expressiveness of the music combine with its tempo and stance was very interesting. The Amalthea Duo are part of the festival’s month long lunchtime concerts highlighting up and coming international stars of the classical music world.” Eric Page on AMALTHEA (www.amaltheaduo.com), Brighton Festival
“The amazing performance by Klio Blonz and Grace Mo has illuminated and enchanted us all yesterday. Your musical quality, performing passion and direct communication with the audience was unparalleled. The delivery of the solos and duets helped us cherish classical and modern pieces of the highest caliber! The Folia d’ Espagne by Klio Blonz and the Schubert Impromptu by Grace Mo were the highlights of an evening with great variety, spanning from the preclassical to the romantics, which allowed for the most expressive aspects of the flute to come out seamlessly.” Vassilis Christakis, Member of the audience, Megaron Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece.
“…Klio Blonz’s performance of La Folia d’ Espagne by Marin Marais (a theme and variations) was very fine. The virtuosic demands of the piece were negotiated with ease and subtle accenting of notes within the variations made clear the relationship of each variation to the original theme.”Bary Mills (www.barrymillscomposer.net)
“…Persephone enchanted the audiences with a programme of undeniable musical purity. A very well deserved standing ovation of these three musicians!” Organiser, Abbey de Villelongue Concert Series, France