Classical duo

Polaris Duo

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About Polaris Duo

Classical duo

Gillian Blair (saxophone) and Elinor Nicholson (harp) met when they began studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010. They formed the Polaris Duo in 2011 and have since been exploring an eclectic range of repertoire and possibilities for this unusual instrumentation. They gave the world premiere of Andy Scott’s Sonata for Saxophone and Harp at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress and have been featured in the RNCM Monday Lunchtime Concert Series, as well as regularly giving recitals throughout the UK. They have both recently graduated with first class honours on the Bachelor of Music course at the RNCM, where they are both now continuing their studies on the Master of Music course. The Polaris Duo is dedicated to presenting new music and expanding the repertoire for this uncommon pairing of instruments. They have worked closely with several composers on new works and are delighted to regularly give UK, European and World premieres of pieces from both local and international composers. For more information about forthcoming performances, please visit:

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We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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