Rocio Banyuls Bertomeu and Audrey Innes
(09:30, Saturday 14 July, St Leonards Auditorium)
Rocio Banyuls Bertomeu — Soprano Saxophone; Audrey Innes — Piano
Rocio Banyuls Bertomeu is a graduate in music with first class honours. She studied classical saxophone with Sue McKenzie and jazz with Richard Ingham. She has performed regularly during the last 6 years, in both solo and chamber music. She is also leader and co-founder of the Banyuls Saxophone Quartet. Active learning is her main philosophy. That is why she frequently attends courses with top performers and pedagogues from around the world, like Lynn Klock, Arno Bornkamp or Marie-Bernadette Charrier. She is currently teaching music and saxophone at Stevenson College Edinburgh and she is working towards an Advanced Diploma in Jazz.
Audrey Innes is one of Scotland’s most well-known musicians, combining teaching and playing in equal measure. Her training was academic and practical — she is an honours graduate in music of Edinburgh University and a diplomee of the State Academy in Vienna. As a performer, she has played concertos with the main Scottish orchestras and has done many broadcasts on radio and television, both solo and as chamber music pianist. She has taken part in many first performances of contemporary works.
Rocio and Audrey met in 2008. Since then, they have been performing numerous recitals together, creating not only beautiful music but a warm and close friendship.
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