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Redbrick Duo: Irish classical guitarist Damien Kelly and American flutist Jessica Kelly met at the Manhattan School of Music in 2014, and joined forces to form Redbrick Duo. Their goal was to bring a fresh approach to the flute/guitar combo, incorporating a blend of standard repertoire along with their own unique arrangements of folk and pop music. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and Ireland, performing at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City, the E.U. Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., as part of the Kaleidoscope Concert Series in Dublin, 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. Redbrick Duo have two albums, which are available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and all major platforms.
Damien Kelly: 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. It went straight 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. He has taught at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Dundalk Institute of Technology and currently is the Music Department Head at the Smith School NYC. He completed a BA in Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2009 while studying with Marion Hyland at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and a MMus in performance in 2010 studying with Dr. John Feeley at the DIT Conservatory of Music. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship by Manhattan School of Music to take part in their professional studies program, where he studied with Mark Delpriora. Upon finishing his studies at Manhattan School of Music he was awarded the Segovia Augustine Award of Excellence, given to one graduating guitarist each year.
Jessica Kelly: 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.
Redbrick Duo (2015)
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