About Us

Amy Bladon

Amy is a pianist and teacher based in London and recently graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to studying here she completed her undergraduate music degree at the University of Bristol, where she won both the Piano Accompanist prize and the concerto competition. This particular award afforded her the opportunity to perform Mendelssohn’s 1st piano concerto with the university orchestra at St George’s, Bristol and in Girona, Spain.

 

Alongside a busy performance schedule Amy maintains a keen interest in music education and is a visiting piano teacher at Lister Community School in London and Heath Mount School in Hertfordshire. Previously,  Amy worked as a Graduate Music Assistant at Wells Cathedral School, a multi-faceted role involving piano accompaniment and piano, aural and theory teaching. Amy is also currently the pianist for PB Theatricals Youth Theatre, a company specialising in producing quality Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in Buxton.

Chloe Percy-Smith

 

Chloe is a Birmingham based saxophonist who has recently completed her Masters studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, supported by Help Musicians UK.Chloe has performed with many ensembles both within the UK and across Europe, most notably performances with the CBSO and EUYWO. As a soloist she has seen success in competitions including: finalist of the RBC Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize (2019), winning the Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Prize (2016) and third place in the Chandos Young Musician Competition (2015). As a multi-instrumentalist doubling on flute and clarinet Chloe’s recent work includes “The Life” at Central School of Speech and Drama (2019), “King” at the Hackney Empire (LMTO, 2018) and Thursford Christmas Spectacular (2017).

 

Outside of her playing work, Chloe is active as a woodwind teacher across the West Midlands and is the Saxophone Tutor for the Junior Department of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Emma Jones

Emma graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a first class BMus (Hons) in 2015 and with a Masters of Music from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Netherlands in 2017. Emma has performed with many international orchestras and ensembles including the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, Asko|Schonberg, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, the EUYWO and with the KC/Codarts Symphony Orchestra under conductor Valery Gergiev.

As a chamber musician she has performed on the Dutch station Radio West, at the Scandinavian Saxophone Festival and as half of saxophone duo "Element". Outside of the classical world, she has performed with Fairport Convention at their Cropredy festival and features on their 2015 album, 'Myths and Heroes'.

 

​Emma joined the Royal Air Force in 2018 and is a saxophonist in the Central Band of the RAF. She has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist, both in the UK and abroad with the band and also enjoys performing with the RAF big band, The Squadronaires.

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