Katrina Lee – Violin
Alice Allen – Cello
The programme will include works by Ignatius Sancho and Edmund Finnis, along with pieces by Sally Beamish OBE and Duncan Strachan (Maxwell Quartet) which were commissioned for GAIA
GAIA are an award winning violin and cello duo, comprising two of Scotland’s most distinguished chamber musicians – Katrina Lee and Alice Allen. Winners of Chamber Music Scotland highly competitive and prestigious two year residency, GAIA are at the forefront of innovative and pioneering programming with exciting, bold and daring performances that push the boundaries of string duo performance and creative programming. Their impressive and growing collection of bespoke commissions from world renowned composers includes Sally Beamish, Kim Moore (Sound designer for SuperFan, Nose Dive), and Duncan Strachan (Maxwell Quartet). GAIA celebrate and champion works by under-represented voices within classical music and their commitment to spotlight historical works by uncredited women composers sees them explore current issues of gender inequality within classical music, making them one of today’s the most exciting and dynamic duos of our times.