Clio Duo – viola and piano

Friday 3rd November, 2023, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Inis Oírr Asano – viola
Alexia Daphne Eleftheriadou – piano

Rebecca Clarke

Sonata for Viola and Piano
1. Impetuoso
2. Vivace
3. Adagio – Allegro

York Bowen

Phantasy for Viola and Piano

The Artists

Inis Oírr Asano and Alexia Daphne Eleftheriadou formed Clio Duo in early 2023 at the Royal Academy of Music, where they are currently pursuing their Master’s degrees with scholarships. Inis Oírr and Alexia are both members of the Young Artist Programme of The Musicians’ Company and perform recitals regularly in and around London. They receive regular guidance from violist Yuko Inoue and pianist Colin Stone.

Inis Oírr (Aneesha) is a British violist based in Manchester and London. Having just finished her position as Junior Fellow in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester
with her quartet, Elmore Quartet, she now holds the same position at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, alongside pursuing her Professional Diploma degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Yuko Inoue and Paul Silverthorne. Inis Oírr plays with pioneering unconducted string orchestra 12 Ensemble, Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Inis Oírr is the 2022 recipient of the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Trust Award.

Alexia is a Greek pianist based in London. She has performed in major halls such as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and the Greek National Opera recital hall in Athens. In May 2021 she had her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra recording Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto. She has also given recitals at the Thessaloniki Piano Festival and the Piano Festival of the GNO. Recent prizes include the Musicians’ Company Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, 1st prize at the RCS Classical Concerto Competition and the Philip Halstead Prize for Piano. She was also a finalist at the Edinburgh Concerto Competition. Alexia is currently pursuing her Master of Music at the Royal Academy of Music, in the class of Ian Fountain. She holds a Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with Jonathan Plowright, Aaron Shorr and Fali Pavri. Her studies are kindly supported by a RAM scholarship as well as the Munster Trust Derek Butler Award.

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