Come on a fun journey
Laced with humorous stories
Starting with a teasing programme title
Spiced with scintillating original music arranged by us
Photograph by Ian Wilson
Robert and Linda first met on a dating website in 2007. They discovered a huge amount in common and married in 2008.
Their comedy, virtuosity and music arranging skills have been put into action in ‘Piano À Deux’, created in 2010.
Spicy programmes tailored to taste
Familiar favourites with an original twist
Humorous verbal links creating a warm rapport
Watch this duo become a household name.
Robert studied with Dorothea Law, who was a student of Paul Baumgartner and Alfred Brendel (Vienna). He has performing and teaching diplomas from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music (London).
Robert, a linguist, studied Hindi instead of Chinese, not knowing that he would one day marry a Mandarin speaker. Combining linguistic and musical studies, he gained the Premier Prix at the Conservatoire de Lyon (France), has broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and given recitals and concerto performances throughout the UK.
Some of Robert’s songs have been published and are sung throughout the world. Some have been recorded, the most recent recording being “St. Michael-le-Belfrey – the Vinyl Years”.
Singapore-born pianist Linda read a B.Mus. at Edinburgh, and obtained several diplomas before relocating to London’s Guildhall School of Music. She became a prize winner with awards like the Royal-Overseas League Accompanist’s Prize and was harpsichordist of the Guildhall String Ensemble when they won the Internationales Jeunesses Musicales Competition (Belgrade). Their European tour ended in Spain where Linda performed Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto with world renowned flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Linda has since focused on the piano, and performed extensively in the UK, Europe, Mauritius and Singapore; on Dutch and Mauritius television, Radio Scotland, Radio Oxford, Radio 3; and live on Classic FM and Premier Radio. She has recorded with several artistes and has released seven CDs of her own.
Linda was featured in the Singapore “Straits Times” and the Singapore Airlines In-flight Magazine and as cover girl for “Woman Alive” magazine.
In 2002, Janet Fairlie and Linda created “Diva, Diva” delighting cruise line passengers on Crystal, Cunard, Holland America & Regent Sevenseas. Then, in 2005, each Diva stepped out, Janet into London’s West End, and Linda to touring with her solo shows through which she met with critical acclaim on land as well as on luxury cruise lines like Silversea & Seabourn.
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