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11 October

Camilla Bisengaliev & Nicola Paradiso


Born and educated in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Camilla comes from a famous musical family. She graduated from the Kazakh Special Music School with distinction. She has won many prizes and came to Leeds in 1999 to study with Richard Hewitt, principal oboe of Opera North. She also studied with Stephane Rancourt, principal oboe of the Hallé and Emily Pailthorpe.  She has given many concerto performances and recitals in Kazakhstan, Italy and England. In 2006 Camilla toured Belgium, Switzerland and Italy as principal oboe and soloist with European Vacation Chamber Orchestra.

Born in Puglia (southern Italy) in 1964, Vito Nicola Paradiso studied various musical genres before graduating in guitar in 1987.  As a performer, he has given concerts across Europe, America and Asia.  As a chamber musician, he has been part of several ensembles from duos with flute, violin, harp, and voice to percussion quintet with strings, as well as collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists.  As a composer, he is the author of a best selling beginner guitar teaching book and has published several descriptive, original pieces for solo guitar and guitar and orchestra.