About Damask Duo
SARAH KERSHAW- PIANO Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire with a first class degree, Sarah has been in constant demand as both soloist and accompanist. Throughout her career she has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Symphony Chorus, The Opera Group and has performed in prestigious venues such as The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. A versatile musician, Sarah is also a singer, performer and composer. She performs with a cult theatrical pop orchestra known as The Irrepressibles who have performed all over the world in concert halls as well as music and arts festivals. Her composition work has brought many commissions in the theatre world, particularly her adaptations of Shakespeare sonnets. ROSIE REED - FLUTE Rosie is based in London and has performed at many venues in the city including the Royal Festival Hal, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican, and at top hotels such as The Dorechester. Rosie has toured in England and across Europe with pop/performance art orchestra The Irrepressibles, and recorded on their debut album Mirror Mirror. Rosie loves playing a wide variety of music including classical, jazz and pop; she has performed with pop musicians such as Marc Almond, recorded at Air studios and BBC Maida Vale, played with big bands and for musical theatre productions. Rosie plays in flute & harp duo Affinity for weddings and events and loves playing with the Damask flute & piano duo on cruises. A cruise highlight was performing on P&O Aurora for the 175th Anniversary Grand Event Cruise. Alongside her performing career Rosie is a flute and woodwind teacher at schools in Hampstead an Kew. She conducts New End School orchestra and enjoys coaching on junior music ensemble courses.