PAST PRODUCTIONS 2019/20
Sonido perform contemporary and traditional Spanish songs playing at bars, restaurants, parties, festivals and weddings and formerly at the Lancaster Music Festival. Their repertoire includes Manu Chao, Gypsy Kings, flamenco-pop and traditional songs.
Bea Perez was born in Galicia, Spain, but has been in the UK for many years. She trained in Classical Guitar, though she now concentrates on the Spanish songs that she remembers from her youth and founded Sonido in Lancaster, where she is a psychotherapist, in 2016.
Martin Friesl has played acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of bands, both in the UK and Germany, where he is a Professor at the University of Bamburg, as well as teaching at the Norwegian School of Economics.
Iain Hunter was raised in Scotland but has lived in Lancaster for many years. When not involved with Sonido, he drums with a wide selection of bands, covering many different styles of music and teaches and facilitates rhythmic development within schools, corporate team-building events, and in the community.
Katharine May and Michael Sanderson established Eden Baroque after moving to Cumbria in 2017 with the aim of bringing well-known and less performed baroque chamber music to as wide an audience as possible. In addition to concerts throughout Cumbria they perform in their own Music Room at Dufton House where their varied programmes are attracting an ever-widening audience.
Katherine May, a prize-winning graduate of the Royal College of Music was once described in The Times as ‘… a feisty and urbane harpsichordist’, and enjoys a varied career as a performer, teacher and baroque chamber music coach. She has written extensively for Early Music Today, Music Teacher and the British Clavichord Society, with over a hundred reviews and articles published to date.
Praised by her contemporaries for her rhythmic energy and sensitivity she has performed widely for music clubs, universities and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Canada and has made numerous recordings as an accompanist and continuo player on CD and on television.
Michael Sanderson has performed as a free-lance musician and teacher since graduating in music from Nottingham University in 1986. He was a soloist with the touring baroque opera company ‘Opera Restor’d’ for over ten years and sang for three years in the choir of St. George’s Chapel Windsor Castle.
He currently sings and plays with many period instrument chamber groups and the folk fiddle is also a major interest. Since joining the folk band ‘Kinfolk’ he has recorded and frequently appeared with them at folk clubs and festivals.