About Us

The Hasbury Duo was established in 2014 when Gail and Kirsa met performing at a concert in Hasbury.

 

We decided to form a duet as opposed to a string quartet, believing this offers an affordable alternative to a larger group which can easily accommodate a smaller venue, without compromising on repertoire or the opportunity to have live musicians perform at your special occasion. We are both classically trained professionals with considerable experience as performers.

 

We have an extensive repertoire list, can combine music for 2 violins or violin and viola and can provide a trio if required. We are able to travel to the following locations, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry. 

 

To discuss your requirements, please contact us at enquirieshasburyduo@hotmail.com.

Gail Kirby
 

Gail has been playing the Violin since she was seven years old . She went on to study for a BA (Hons ) in music at Colchester Institute and later continued at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , additionally obtaining an LTCL and A L C M. 

 

Gail's most influential teachers were Glyn Parfitt, Angela Richey, Geoffry Duggan and Byron Parish. She now teaches many Violin and Viola students herself and has performed in numerous concerts and shows up and down the country and in Spain for over twenty five years. 

 

Famous names that Gail has had the privilege to work with include Peter Donohoe, Jeremy Ballard, Tamsin Little and John Lill. Also Gail has taken part in shows at Symphony Hall and has shared the stage with Bev Bevan and members from UB40. 

 

Gail is also an experieced chamber musician and thoroughly enjoys playing music of all genres. She is equally at home playing her acoustic and electric Violins and also her Viola.

Kirsa White
 

Kirsa graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Music before continuing the violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Pavel Crisan. Whilst studying for her degree, she received tuition from David Matthews of the Medici Quartet and performed with the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra, British Youth Opera and London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, gaining invaluable orchestral experience and working with musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Peter Donoghue, Vadim Repin and conductor Barry Wordsworth.  She has performed regularly at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Albert Hall and at the Covent Garden Opera House in the presence of the late Princess Diana.

 

Kirsa has received coaching from members of the Medici and Chilingirian String quartets and performed as a quartet player in London and the Thames Valley. 

 

She was a former member of the Milanovsky String Quartet performing regularly at Weddings and Corporate events in the Buckinghamshire and London area including Stowe School, Cliveden House, Stoke Park Golf Club and Highclere Castle (used for the film Layer Cake and TV series Downton Abbey)  and has over 20 years’ experience as an orchestral violinist and chamber musician.

The Hasbury Duo

Telephone: 07828 315 881

Email: enquirieshasburyduo@hotmail.com

Based in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry

 

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