I am a recent graduate from the University of York with a BA(hons) in music, and specialised in percussion throughout my degree. I take particular pleasure in performing contemporary works and working with the composers. I have recently moved to Lincoln and am available to work in the area. In York I regularly played with local orchestras and groups, including York Musical Society, and most recently the orchestra for the 2016 York Mystery Plays in York Minster.
I specialise in tuned percussion, mainly marimba and vibraphone, but for orchestral works am a competent xylophone player. I’ve also worked extensively on pieces that comprise only non tuned percussion.
“highlight being the percussion performance which was well organised with Zoë Craven in charge of the large array of instruments and sticks not to mention tissue paper. It was a virtuoso performance”
(Full review can be seen here: http://www.oneandother.com/features/183-review-the-chimera-ensemble)
“played with subdued panache by Zoë Craven”
(Full review can be seen here: http://archive.oneandother.com/articles/review-the-sir-jack-lyons-concert-2013/)
“Craven’s precision in her playing is also worth noting, giving a true security to the sound and fulfilling the aim of the phrases”
(Full review can be seen here: http://unknownmagazine.co.uk/ysfnm-2015-percussing-2/)
I am a pianist, and am currently taking on students. See my Teacher page for more details.
Follow me: twitter.com/ZoePercussion
Listen to me: soundcloud.com/zoepercussion