BIOGRAPHY

Klio BlonzKlio began her studies in Greece. She continued with Catherine Cantin and Pierre Dumail at the Paul Dukas Conservatoire in Paris where she gained a Premier Prix at the U.C.E.M 92 flute competition. Meanwhile she completed an Aesthetics / Philosophy of Art Degree, at the Paris I - La Sorbonne University. She was then awarded a scholarship for Trinity College of Music where she successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and a Master in Music Degree in the classes of Alan Baker and Wissam Boustany. 

Since the beginning of her career Klio has performed extensively both as a soloist and ensemble player in the UK and aborad. She has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and has appeared in Festivals and Concert Series such as  Brighton Festival, Hurst Festival, Barnes Festival, Mayfield Festival, Prokofiev Festival, Peckham Arts Festival, Adur Arts Festival, Les Theophanies International Festival in the South of France, Festival of Dodekanison, Demetria Festival, Sani Festival, International Music Festival of Cyclades in Greece, the Blenheim Music Circle, Blackheath Halls Recitals,  the Villelongue Abbey International concert series in Carcassonne, France, Lincoln Music Club, St Luke's Music and Wine, Brighton to name but a few. She has performed in venues such as St John’s Smith Square,  Royal Festival Hall, Blackheath Halls, St James's Picadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Foundling Museum in London amongst others.

Her special interest in contemporary music has led her to give numerous premieres internationally as well as to  record and work with composers such as Evelyn Ficcara, Basil Athanasiadis, Neil Luckett, Chris Gander, Yoko Kubo, Ian Stewart, John Carmichael and Barry Mills. 

In 2015 Klio formed the AMALTHEA Duo with harpist Siobhan Swider with whom she has been busy since performing in Festivals and Concert Series - Brighton Festival, Deverills Festival, Hurst Festival, Adur Arts Festival, King's Lynn Music Society and St Luke's Concert Series - as well as touring around the U.K. with various rural arts schemes such as Pound Arts in Wiltshire, Villages in Action in Devon and  Artsreach in Dorset. 

She works with cellist  Rebecca Hepplewhite in the U.K. and abroad  both as part of Persephone Ensemble as well as of bigger ensembles and with international pianist Grace Mo. Klio and Grace perform regularly for the well acclaimed 'Bach to Baby' children's concert series and as well as for Blackheath's Conservatoire Family Concert Series, their most recent prorjects, The Nutcracker and Aesop's Fables  were both sell outs. In 2017 they performed their program Tales Without Words at the Megaron Hall's International Chamber Music Series in Thessaloniki, Greece, receiving excellent reviews and in the Autumn 2018 they were joined by BBC Magazine Award Winner Fenella Humphreys and presented  their Trio prorgam 'A Musical Offreing' at the Hanbury Weatlh Concert Series at Bishops Stortford and at St Luke's Music and Wine in Brighton. Klio is also involved in cross art prorjects, her most recent one includes FANTASMATA, a collaboration with actress Amanda Douge, visual artist Peter Carey and sculptor Laurence Louisfert.  They opened their first season at the ASYLUM in London in April 2017, followed by another performance at the Peckam Arts Festival in September 2017.

Klio is passionate about her educational work, she is professor of flute at the Thomas's Day School and the Blackheath High School in London. She also specialises in the early years music education and has worked extensively as an early years outreach project leader for Trinity College of Music, providing training for BMus Trinity students and delivering early years music workshops in schools, museums and children's centres. She is currently leading the thriving early years music department at Blackheath Conservatoire, providing teachers' training and developing the early years curriculum. Klio is also an educational adviser for CMR - Classical Music Rocks -  a non-profit organisation set up by Peter Barker  which brings live classical music to primary and secondary schools all around Norfolk,  she is helping with developing CMR's program and regurlarly tours in Norfolk with her different ensembles.





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