Duetto Arpeggione are a Suffolk-based ensemble, performing across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and further afield. The combination of Cello and Classical Guitar is perhaps more unusual than the traditional string quartet, but the voices of both these instruments combine effectively and they lend themselves to performance in a range of musical styles. Whilst our signature sound is providing a classical twist on Pop and Rock music, we are equally at home performing Classical, Jazz and Folk music - making Duetto Arpeggione the perfect choice for something a little different at your event.
Claire was born and grew up in Leicestershire. Following the completion of her training as a classical cellist in London, she relocated to Suffolk. Claire enjoys the diversity of performing in a range of styles and collaborating with other performers in live and recorded mediums. She performs regularly with the Prometheus Orchestra in concerts across Suffolk. She also loves musical theatre and playing in pit orchestras. Claire is Musical Director for the season musicals at Conservatoire East. Claire also composes and arranges music; having a partnership with Paper Lantern Theatre Company, and arranging and recording strings for various recording artists including Snippet, Lucy Ward and Alex Highton. In addition to performing with Kevin as part of Duetto Arpeggione, Claire is also pursuing solo projects, most recently as an electric loop pedal cellist.
As a professional player for more than 20 years, Kevin has played in almost every situation imaginable. From intimate solo shows to duo, trio and band performances in front of thousands at festivals, he has played almost every style of music in his career and has been featured on both local and national TV and radio stations. As an in demand player for musical theatre work, he can regularly be heard performing in theatres across the region and is extremely excited to be involved in this duo and playing in yet another new musical context.