Quinta is a classically trained pianist and violinst who has worked alongside artists from Bat For Lashes to Penguin Café and has composed music for everything from TV, circus and live animation right through to the Rambert Dance Company. With all this experience, we can't wait to see what Quinta will create when she travels to China as part of the Musicians in Residence programme in April 2017 – a joint partnership between the British Council and PRS For Music Foundation which transports musicians to new musical settings and gives them an opportunity to explore new ideas and collaborations over a six week residency. Quinta will be based in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, China, to explore the rich folk music history of the “Forest City”.
Here's a playlist featuring just some of the music Quinta has been a part of over the last few years. Quinta plays violin on Bat For Lashes' "Daniel". She played numerous instruments on Philip Selway's 2014 album Weatherhouse and you might just make out her musical saw on the track "Don't Go Now". From Quinta's own album, 2009's My Sister, Boudicca, we pick out "The Ballad of the Ice Dancer" and from Collectress you'll hear "Spell". Collectress are Quinta's regular band.
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