Jessica and Damien Kelly met in New York City in 2014 and have been performing together as Redbrick Duo ever since. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and Ireland, performing at venues including the American Irish Historical Society in NYC, the E.U. Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., as part of the Kaleidoscope Concert Series in Dublin, Ireland, and at a New York University event honoring world renowned flutist, Sir James Galway. In August of 2018, they performed a series of recitals in China at concert halls in Beijing, Suzhou, Jinan, and Donying. In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album.
Irish guitarist Damien Kelly made his first major breakthrough in the Irish classical music scene with his debut EP Jolt in collaboration with composer Ciarán Farrell which went immediately to number one in the Irish iTunes classical chart in 2011. In 2012 he released a full-length album New Frontiers under the same collaboration, which is frequently played on national radio. Damien has performed as a soloist at Kings College, Cambridge, the Irish Embassy, London, the American Irish Historical Society, NYC and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He has won national competitions in Ireland including the Senior Guitar and Contemporary Music Centre competitions at the Feis Ceoil.
Damien is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Dublin Institute of Technology: Conservatory of Music and Drama and Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Jessica Kelly (née Lipstone) is a New York City based flutist. She most recently held the flute, piccolo, and alto flute chair in New York City Center's production of Evita, and in the first U.S. national tour of Love Never Dies- Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Jessica teaches and freelances throughout New York and has performed on several occasions with LoftOpera, and can be heard on multiple recordings.
Jessica holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music in the same field from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Her prominent teachers include Marya Martin, Thomas Robertello, and Catherine Karoly.