A chamber music duo characterised by musical versatility, imaginative programming and intense communication.
violin & piano duo
Classical musicians Felicity Broome-Skelton (violin) and James Longford (piano) have been performing together as the Galos Duo since 2013. Felicity and James first performed together as music students on the Isle of Wight as members of the youth orchestra and subsequently revived their partnership as part of their careers as professional performing musicians.
The Duo have been enjoying great success and popularity due to the variety and quality of their programming; Felicity and James also introduce their concerts in a warm, informative and entertaining manner, ensuring an instant rapport with the audience. James and Felicity love having the chance to share their music with a whole new audience at sea, and whilst they are on land they individually both enjoy busy performing careers, in many different genres and settings.
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“A very special, very beautiful sound...”
Jury, International Schubert Competition
“Exquisitely detailed playing...”
James Longford works as a pianist, repetiteur, and in theatre and education. He was awarded the Royal College of Music Tagore Gold Medal, and was Organ Scholar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. James was selected as a Steinway Artist in 2014.
James has worked for the Royal Opera & Royal Ballet, English National Opera, Opera North, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, Glyndebourne and the BBC Singers, LSO, BBC SO, Britten Sinfonia and Heritage Orchestra, and was a founder member of Southbank Sinfonia. He has broadcast for the BBC and Sky with artists including Dame Ann Murray.
Recent highlights included a tour of Ireland with “The unparalleled Beckett Champions” Gare St Lazare Ireland, and Keys to the Universe – a celebration of the centenary of Holst’s The Planets in a previously unperformed four hands arrangement accompanied by stunning video projections.
A graduate of Southampton University and Trinity College of Music, Felicity Broome-Skelton is an extremely versatile violinist working in most genres of music. Her early performing career was dominated by an interest in period instrument performance and she gained experience with the Hanover Band and Academy of Ancient Music among other groups. She still works in this field and was co-leader for the London Early Opera album ‘Handel’s Queens’ recently released on Signum records. The album was featured by both Classic FM and Radio 3 in 2019 and Felicity performed numbers from it live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme.
Felicity’s freelance work has recently seen her play in the West End on ‘An American in Paris’, tour Stadiums with Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, and performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. However her long harboured dream of being in a piano trio was realised by the happy chance of playing with like-minded James Longford and Heidi Cox in 2012.