House of Shards & Shadows


Wed Aug 03 2022 at 05:30 pm


Dartington Trust | Totnes, EN

Recorder virtuoso Jill Kemp is greatly loved by Dartington audiences, and well known for her lively, engaging and welcoming performances, as well as her thoughtful and inquisitive programmes. In this solo programme, she brings her instrument to life with music from across the centuries, from the 12th-century abbess Hildegard of Bingen, to the celebrated baroque voices of Telemann and Bach, and on to the present day, with new works by Dani Howard and Dorothée Hahn.
Jill Kemp is passionate about raising the recorder’s profile and proving it to be an exciting and versatile instrument. As a soloist and chamber musician, her repertoire spans seven centuries and she regularly performs new commissions. Winner of numerous prizes, in 2007 she won the Royal Over-Seas League Wind Competition, the first recorder player to do so in its 64-year history.
Jill has broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM and American, Italian and Polish television. Recital venues throughout Europe, the USA and South Africa include Carnegie Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has performed with ensembles including Red Priest, the Brodowski Quartet and the LSO.
Jill studied at the Guildhall School and Goldsmiths College, and with teachers including Michala Petri and Piers Adams. Jill has given masterclasses throughout Europe and the USA, examined for Trinity Laban Conservatoire and adjudicated for the IBLA Grand Prize and Help Musicians UK. She has given masterclasses and concerts at Dartington International Summer School and Festival since 2008 and is a consultant and examiner for TCL exams. Her work as a recording artist includes sessions at Abbey Road for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Fantastic Mr Fox, Philomena, Mary Queen of Scots and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Following her work in South Africa’s Eastern Cape in 2014, Jill has become a trustee for the Keiskamma Music Academy.
Jill’s CD ‘English Recorder Works’ was released in 2013 on MMC records. Her disc of world premiere recordings with pianist Aleksander Szram, ‘Aztec Dances – New Works for Recorder and Piano’, was released in 2017 on Prima Facie Records.

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Dartington Trust, Dartington Trust,Totnes, United Kingdom, Totnes, United Kingdom

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The Dartington Hall Trust

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