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DMU Music Presents: Naomi Perera

Location
Leicester Cathedral
Date(s)
15/01/2018 (13:00-14:00)
Contact
music@dmu.ac.uk
Description

DMU Music warmly invites you to our first DMU Music Solo Concert on 15th January 2018. This lunchtime concert will take place at Leicester Cathedral from 13:00 – 14:00 and will feature DMU staff member and flautist Naomi Perera, accompanied by John Gull.

Programme:
Telemann:  Sonata in F Minor
Matinu: Sonata
Trillium: Elizabeth Brown
Jazz Fusion with Lee Spreadbury

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Naomi Perera has been playing the flute for over 20 years, taking part in numerous international concerts and competitions and joining a variety of ensembles and orchestras. She has studied music at Birmingham University in 2009, where she was taught by flautist Colin Lilley at Birmingham Conservatoire.  Naomi has played across a wide range of different styles, from classical performance, to Reggae, Irish folk and Funk, supporting many internationally acclaimed artists such as Ian McCulloch, The Blockheads and Mad Dog McCrea.

She currently studies under Dr. Jessica Quiñones and attends master classes across the country. Furthermore, Naomi guests with various orchestras in the Midlands, including Leicester Symphony Orchestra, and is the newest member of GU-RU, a funk virtuoso band. Naomi’s playing has been described as 'beautifully lifted and poised',  'effortlessly controlled' and 'perfectly judged' with 'a crystal' tone.

Naomi will be joined by GU-RU founder Lee Spreadbury, a professional pianist, composer and teacher.

Lee has played piano since the tender age of 8, studying Classical Piano and Music Theory as well as contemporary styles such as Jazz, Blues, Psychedelia and Progressive Rock. A respected Musician in the local and surrounding areas, Lee has played with artists worldwide such as Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown), Alabama 3 and Z-Star.

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