• Tuesday , 22 January 2019

2Nation Duo percussion workshops & concerts

Richard Huish College and the Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT) are presenting a series of free workshops and concerts by 2Nation Duo, a percussion duo from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Open to all students aged 11 -18 years, the workshops will be an ideal opportunity for students to develop their own music and percussion skills.

Friday 1 December: combined workshop / concert at 5.00 – 6.30pm in the main hall at Richard Huish College, Taunton. All welcome. Free admission.

Saturday 2 December: concert at 12.00-12.45pm in the main hall at Richard Huish College, Taunton. All welcome. Free admission.

Saturday 2 December: workshops during the morning at various times in the main hall at Richard Huish College, Taunton. Please contact the CYMT office for times and availability.

For more information please contact taunton@cym.org.uk or kathrynf@richuish.ac.uk


Matt and Tobias met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, during the first year of their Orchestral Percussion BMus(Hons) degree, in September 2015, officially forming 2Nation Duo in January 2016. Named due to their differing origins, Matt and Tobias bring together the cultures of Britain and Sweden to form an explosive programme of power and panache that is enjoyable for all.

Whilst building a reputation as an entertaining and engaging ensemble, Matt and Tobias are driven by the aspiration of performing the extensive mixture of percussion repertoire at the highest possible standard.

Matt has been playing percussion since the age of 11 and began learning his craft within the Birmingham Music Service ensembles. He has performed with the CBSO Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and continues to pursue performing and teaching opportunities alongside his degree.

Tobias began playing percussion aged 5 through the Salvation Army in Stockholm, Sweden. This lead him to perform with many military and brass bands across the country, such as Solna Brass and the Swedish Cadet Band from Karlskrona. Through his love of banding, Tobias has recently been on tour the Los Angeles and future endeavours involve tours across Norway and China.

2Nation Duo have performed concerts at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and at St Stephen Walbrook Church in the City of London. Future highlights include a proposed concert tour in Sweden and further lunchtime recitals at venues across London.

“This brought a new dimension to the concert, and was excellently played with sensitivity… and great theatre and engagement” – Paul Douglas, Head of Ensembles, Services for Education, 2016.

2Nation Duo are very proud to be supported by Brass-och Slagverksservice.

For more information about 2Nation Duo’s visit to CYMT on 1 & 2 December 2017 please contact: 07754 217993 or email taunton@cym.org.uk