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Saturday 06 June 2015 @ 09:00pm :  -
Cassandre Balasso-Bardin & Friends - cancelled


Cassandre Balbar started playing the recorder at the age of five. She studied early music with Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Sébastien Marq, Maud Caille and Jean-François Novelli. Other influential teachers include Jean Tubéry and Patrick Bismuth. She collaborated several years with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, directed by Olivier Schneebeli.

Classically trained, she obtained her Diplôme d''Études Musicales in 2006. After many years of performing early music, she started exploring the world of folk music both through the recorder and the Galician bagpipes which she discovered during one of her many trips to Spain. She is now a prolific performer in many different kinds of traditions and her time in London has enabled her to widen her musical knowledge. She regularly performs with bands from different cultural backgrounds including Italy, the UK, France, Sweden, Anatolia and more recently North-West Africa. Cassandre is also an avid folk dancer and co-organises with David Heath regular dances in London through the SOAS French Folk Dance Society.