MIZU Duo

Horn & Piano

Based in London and Cardiff, Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning fellows 2021/22. 

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Duo Biography

MIZU Hannah Chow and Lynn Henderson make up an adventurous and exciting piano/French horn duo with diverse repertoire and a vision for curating balanced and nuanced concerts.

 

The duo first began playing together during their undergraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. 

 

Several years later, they reconvened during their postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, performing more regularly together from 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as performing for internal concerts at the Academy, Hannah and Lynn have recorded several high-quality videos, both together and socially-distanced, which have been featured in the Echo Chamber Series, Carrick Concerts and RAM Plays On. This year also held plans for performances at the International Students’ House and Queen Anne’s School, Reading both of which have been postponed due to Coronavirus. They have had coaching from Nicola Eimer, Ian Brown, Katy Wooley, Martin Owen, Radovan Vlatkovic and Michael Thompson and have also formed a trio with the violinist Gabriel Bilbao to perform, among other things, the Brahms Horn Trio.

 

The duo have set an intention to perform a balanced and diverse repertoire, including works specially commissioned for them, as well as transcriptions and arrangements of pieces that would not traditionally be performed by horn and piano.

 

Hannah and Lynn both believe that it is important to give back to the community around them. As music students, they head up the RAM Christian Union and Debate Society respectively, which gives them a chance to reach out to the wider student population. Further afield, Lynn has extensive experience working in an outreach setting through her work with Live Music Now, alongside the projects that she has already been lucky enough to take part in with Open Academy.

Lynn Henderson | Horn

Originally from Cornwall, Lynn Henderson is a horn player with a great interest in orchestral playing, chamber music and outreach work. Lynn has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Divertimento Ensemble, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Orchestra, the St Endellion Festival Orchestra and the Chipping Campden Festival Orchestra. Having recently completed a Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, Lynn is currently based in London, with international recording projects now based online, including the PRISM Ensemble’s Reacts series, the ALEAS series with Italian composer Marco Caricola and live online improvisation with the Thinking Minds Project. Lynn studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for her BMus, graduating with a first and the Principal’s Award in 2019. Her brass quintet, which formed at the Welsh College, Blackweir Brass, are artists with Live Music Now and were Making Music selected artists for 2019/20. Summer 2021 sees her playing with the Ulysses Ensemble in Paris as well as planned performances with PRISM Ensemble in both London and Italy. Outside of music, Lynn enjoys early-morning surfing, baking and pub quizzes. She is also currently a member of the Musicians’ Union’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

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For more past projects and to learn about future projects feel free to contact MIZU Hannah Chow.

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