The Jubilee Quartet was formed in 2006 when the group began their studies at the Royal Academy of Music. In September 2009 they were chosen to study intensively with Thomas Brandis who was previously concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. They have won awards in several competitions at the Royal Academy of Music, and won 1st Prize winners in the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition. In 2007 and 2008 the Quartet were invited to perform in Prague performing works by Czech composers. Future engagements consist of concerts around the UK, and a concert tour of Italy. In 2013 they will perform their debut recital at the Purcell Room as winners of the Philharmonia MMSF Charles Henderson Ensemble Award.
Kimon Parry (clarinet) has just completed his postgraduate studies with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music, after studying as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where he graduated with First Class Honours, winning the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize. He is looking forward to building his reputation as an outstanding performer on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme in 2012. Recent successes include winning the Clarinet and Saxophone Society (CASS) Solo Clarinet Competition 2011,.and he is a Recommended Artist under Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme for 2012.
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