Virtuoso Flute and Piano Duo
Lianna Jeffery (Flute)
Lianna studied at Trinity College of Music where she gained a first-class Honours Degree in Music Performance. During this time she was Runner-Up in the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition and twice Semi-Finalist in the TCM Soloist’s Competition. After graduating she was offered a place at the Royal Academy of Music where she achieved a Postgraduate Diploma with merit. She has had the privilege of studying with eminent flautists such as Celia Chambers, Wissam Boustany, Anna Noakes and Michael Cox.
Since then Lianna has enjoyed a varied career performing as a soloist and in orchestras, as well as forming various chamber ensembles including the ‘Dolce Duo’ with Yukiko Shinohara and a Flute & Harp Duo with Anna Wynne.
Her orchestral experience includes the Britten-Pears Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City Chamber Ensemble, City Concert Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Wales and the Locrian Ensemble, in addition to a trial with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with whom she still performs. Venues for these performances have included the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Winchester Cathedral, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. John’s Smith Square.
Lianna also played on the Paul Potts UK Tour (Winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’).
Yukiko Shinohara (Piano)
Yukiko was born in Ibaraki, Japan and studied at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School for Arts and Music. She received her BMus from Goldsmith’s College (University of London) under late Susan Bradshaw, and later studied with Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music where she received a MMus Degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Performance with Distinction.
She also studied with Catherine Vickers in Frankfurt and attended summer schools at Dartington, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Nice.
She was a Park Lane Group Young Artist in 2001 doing solo recital at South Bank Centre in London, and has performed Ligeti’s Etudes at the contemporary music festival Composium 2003 at Tokyo Opera City and premiered Britten’s early piano works at Aldeburgh Festival.
As well as performing in U.K, Japan and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in Classical concerts, she collaborates with contemporary dancers, writers/poets/actress in unique performance projects.
She is currently on staff as an accompanist at Trinity College of Music.