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Kerr Duo

Harry Kerr divides his time between the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, his Kerr Duo with Eleni (formed in 1999), and his 'Xenon Sring Quartet', He studied at the Purcell School, the Royal College of Music, with Masters Degree at the RSAMD, and with pedagogues and soloist such as Itzhak Rashkovsky, Thomas Brandis and Shlomo Mintz.

He has played alongside Eleni Mavromoustaki throughout Britain, Iceland, Germany, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt,Israel (where he gave recitals that were broadcast on television), South Korea in Seoul and Busan, and in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Florida and Kansas. He resides in Edinburgh a few minues walk from the castle.


"Violinist Harry Kerr gave a virile performance of Sequenza VIII that explored all the contours and voices in this fascinating work..."
James Allen, S2 Review, The Scotsman

"At one moment he was Bach, at another Paganini, taking the music to its climactic, demonic dance with the audience sitting and standing all around him." 
Conrad Wilson, The Herald


Born in Cyprus, Eleni Mavromoustaki showed an exceptional and precocious talent from an early age. She enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London in 1997 to study with Yu Chun Yee and Yonty Solomon, and completed her Master of Music degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow with Fali Pavri, for which she was a beneficiary of a generous scholarship from the Leventis Foundation.

During her studies Eleni won numerous awards and prizes, some of which include the Cornelius Fisher prize for her interpretation of Scarlatti and Haydn Sonatas,the Bach Competition Prize and the RSAMD Governors' Recital Prize.  She was awarded second prize at the Patras International Piano Competition and the Audience Prize at the George Themis Pan-Hellenic Piano Competition.

Eleni has performed extensively throughout the UK in venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral, St James' Picadilly and the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, and has toured with the Scottish Ensemble.  Her solo and chamber music appearances have taken her as far afield as South Korea and Iceland.  She has worked as a soloist with the Cyprus State orchestra, the Patra Chamber Orchestra, the Thessalonika State Orchestra and since 2003 has been an active member of The Live Music Now! Scheme.

Eleni has recorded for CYBC radio and televsion on several occasions, was invited by the Steinway Club of Cyprus to give a recital in honour of Mozart's 250th anniversary and has recently performed at the Megaron in Athens with the Phiharmonic Orchestra of lasi.

Engagements for the forthcoing season include recital tours in Greece, Cyprus and Italy, and performances as a member of both the 'Kerr Duo' and the 'Persephone Duo'.


"...a concert of remarkable quality... played with deep understanding and superb technical skill... the dedication and mastery in Eleni's playing made this a most rewarding evening..."
The Galloway News

"A beguiling mix of heart melting poeticism and inspirational yet unaffected virtuosity combined to imbue Eleni's performance of the 'Goyescas' with a serenity rarely experienced on today's concert platform..."
Cyprus Weekly


EVENTS in 2007
with Kerr Duo

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Mon 7.30pm Aboyne Harry Kerr, violin; Eleni Mavroumastaki, piano






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