Zoë Kundu

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Trumpeter in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Zoë, 18, is studying on the Music ‘Joint Course’ at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University. She has received tuition in conducting from Mark Heron, Rob Guy, Darren Bloom, Alice Farnham and Richard Dickins, including on the RPS Women Conductors’ course. She is studying Trumpet under the tutelage of John Miller and was previously taught by Julie Ryan. As the founder and director of the Wyatt Sinfonia, she recently led them through Handel’s Messiah, the UK premiere of Pejačević’s Symphony in F# minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6. Zoë also conducted East London Symphony Orchestra in their debut performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5, as well as works including Rhapsody in Blue and both UK and world premieres. She has conducted on tour in Italy and at Chelmsford Cathedral, and has guest conducted the St John of Jerusalem Choir and Watford Youth Sinfonia. Zoë has also had the chance to conduct her compositions in performance by the Ossian Ensemble. Zoë has a background of orchestral playing on the trumpet, and was in the National Youth Orchestra, which included performances under Marin Alsop, Sir Mark Elder and at the BBC Proms. She also performed at the BBC Proms with the Aurora Orchestra and inaugural BBC Youth Ensemble in 2015 and has performed at several prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Barbican and Birmingham Symphony Hall. She has appeared at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club supporting Bobby Shew and has performed with Pete Long and the RNCM Big Band, as well as previously having played and recorded with the National Youth Wind Orchestra as co-principal. Solo performances include Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with Watford Youth Sinfonia in 2015, and the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with her school orchestra. As a singer she is a member of the Rodolfus Choir and RNCM Chamber Choir, and she is looking forward to a performance with the BBC Proms Youth Choir in July.

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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Orchestrator, Arranger, Transcription, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Mary J, 1 year ago

What a fantastic evening! The concert on 30th August was worthy of any prestigious concert hall and to hear that music played so superbly and by such a young orchestra in our local church in Hackney was a real treat.

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Victoria H, 1 year ago

Zoë Kundu is a very exciting young conductor. She combines a high degree of technical excellence with an engaging warmth of manner in a uniquely winning blend.

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