The Idesta Duo at The Yellow Broom - A music recital followed by afternoon tea
An annual highlight of Goosfest has always been the classical recital followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Yellow Broom Restaurant. Previous years have seen some wonderful final year students of the RNCM perform, all who have gone on to establish successful professional careers in performance. This year features the saxophone duo Idesta – Kezia Lovick-Jones and Martha Cullen.
Kezia Lovick-Jones is a Welsh saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, and a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of music, studying with Rob Buckland and Timothy McAllister. She is a keen soloist as well as a chamber musician, forming multiple chamber groups during her time at RNCM. She was a recipient of the John Fewkes scholarship at the RNCM and has attended masterclasses in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. She made her concerto debut in 2019 with the North Wales Camerata playing Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone. In 2016, Kezia was awarded the Sylvia Swiffin Trust Prize, and the John Ellis Memorial Prize in 2017 which aided in funding her studies. She also received the Ben Muskett Memorial Prize (2016) for academic studies.
Martha Cullen is a multi-instrumentalist who has just completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music studying saxophone with Rob Buckland and Carl Raven, flute with Janet Richardson and Laura Jellicoe and clarinet with Christopher Swann. She grew up in Yorkshire and moved to Manchester at age sixteen to study at Chetham’s School of Music. As a woodwind doubler, Martha frequently plays in pit orchestras for musical theatre productions across the North West of England. Martha enjoys playing in chamber music groups, including in the Idesta Duo. She has attended masterclasses in the UK and Switzerland with acclaimed saxophonists Timothy McAllister, Lars Mlekusch, Christian Wirth and Johan Van der Linden.