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Classical Crossover Duo based in the North of England. Available to hire for corporate events, weddings, funerals, and charity occasions.
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Professional ensemble Reed & Ivory, combining the instruments of clarinet and piano are a duo based in the North of England. Formed in 2014, Helen Goldsmith (clarinettist) and Ben Cockburn (pianist) who both graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2016 have achieved a number of accolades within the short time they have been together. Having recorded a number of Suites by Vaughn Williams and Paul Reade, the duo went on to finish second at Leeds College of Music’s 2014/15 track of the year award with their rendition of Bozza’s Aria. Reed & Ivory have a very active performing career in Yorkshire, with performances at Wakefield, Gipton, White Cloth Gallery, Holy Trinity Church, HEART and Leeds College of Music. The duo were invited to perform as a support act for the tour "Inspirational and Unplugged" in 2016 working with Classical Soprano Scarlett Quigley (who featured in the BBC's The Voice in 2018) and pianist/organist Adam Parrish. This project inspired the duo to put plans in motion towards their own tour. Working very closely with living composers, the duo took a collection of New Music on the road last year with their UK Tour: "A Spotlight on Living Composers."Since then, the duo have performed extensively across Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, York and Bradford and enjoy being active recitalists for a number of lunchtime concert series across the UK.

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Denise T
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent duo. Good choices for background music and created a really good atmosphere

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Greg B
8 years ago

I have enjoyed working with Reed & Ivory during their preparation for the European premiere of my clarinet & piano sonata. Helen and Ben have shown great thoughtfulness and sincere dedication to the musicality of the piece, which is most gratifying to the composer! I expect this duo to go far and will be eagerly watching their progress on the world stage.

Peter S
7 years ago

About Contact Blog About Reed & Ivory "A must see ensemble of aural and artistic perfection

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