The Kids Concert Company
The Kids Concert Company
Pianists Holly Cullen-Davies and Kamilla Arku bring an interactive kids piano concert to St Mary in the Castle, ideal for children age 7 – 11* and their families.
The Kids Concert Company provides a concert experience which is tailor-made for primary school age children learning instruments and at the beginning of their exciting musical journeys in life. These concerts include classical, jazz, and traditional music from other parts of the world. They are a length that children can manage and keep them involved and participating at all times whilst never detracting from their experience of really listening to and absorbing this wonderful music.
Children are given the opportunity to sing, dance, improvise and explore mindful practice while listening to wonderful music played by world-class musicians.
This event is supported by Arts Council England and the Magdalen and Lasher Charity.
*All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holly Cullen-Davies is founder of the Kids’ Concert Company where she combines her skills as performer, educator and curator. She trained as a pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now much in demand for her family concerts both in Britain and Europe. Passionate about reaching diverse audiences she has played the Goldberg variations in the middle of the night, run Soirees with music food and wine, played on P&O Cruises and also in the band for the West End production of the Snowman. For 4 years she was curator of Live Junction bringing together classical, jazz and folk music performing at Cecil Sharp House, Plush Festival Dorset and Kings Place and Receiving an Emerging Excellence award from Help Musicians UK in 2013.
Norwegian-Liberian pianist KamillaArku gave her London debut at the renowned ‘Pianists of the World’ series at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields in 2013, and has since performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad. Recent highlights include recitals in Lisbon, London and Paris; interviews and performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London; duo performances with Stephen Kovacevich, Alice Zawadzki and Leon Bosch; and collaborations with visual artists Jordan Soderberg Mills and Amale Freiha Khlat. Passionate about diversity in the arts, she regularly programmes music by female composers and composers from the African diaspora, and has given world and European premieres of works by Lainie Fefferman, Tara Creme and Virginia Seay. Kamilla is also the founder and Director of Music for Liberia, a nonprofit that raises funds for children and education in Liberia. www.kamillaarku.com