Artists 2016

Chloë Abbott

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Chloë Abbott

Originally from Cornwall, Chloë is a London based multimedia artist and musician. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015 with MMus and BMus(Hons), having studied under John Kenny, Noel Langley, Paul Cosh, Paul Beniston, Steve Keavy and Will O’Sullivan. In 2014 Chloë was a Britten-Pears Young Artist. Recently she has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Tallis Society, London Handel Society, Adesso Ensemble, London Arts Orchestra and Jersey Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, The Yard Theatre, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Place and LSO St Lukes. Other projects include a solo performance of Ayres’ ‘Noncerto 31’ with Guildhall’s New Music Ensemble, ddmmyy series, and a collaboration with contemporary choreographer Sze Chan as part of a movement and sound exploration called WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).

Alison Balfour-Paul
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Alison Balfour-Paul
Alison studied violin under Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall after which she became an orchestral member of the Oldenburg Staatstheater in West Germany for 4 years. She was then awarded a British Council Scholarship to study in Prague under Josef Vlach. After ten subsequent years on contract with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera she chose to leave full time orchestral playing in order to qualify in Music Therapy while also studying Baroque violin with Michaela Comberti. At present she is a freelance player and teaches at the Cathedral School, Cardiff, and the Royal Welsh College of Music. She and her husband have two grown-up sons, an allotment and enjoy the walking the beautiful Welsh coast and countryside.