The JKL Duo is a Flute and Classical Guitar Duo, based in Glasgow. Kerry Lynch (Flute) and Jacopo Lazzaretti (Guitar) met almost 6 years ago when Jacopo came to Glasgow to complete an Erasmus year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The couple met, and have been together ever since. Their musical partnership has taken them to concert halls and recital spaces around Scotland, and in 2019 they opened their very own teaching studio in Glasgow’s West End ‘JKL Duo Studios’ – where they teach and coach people on their respective instruments. The global pandemic cut their planned 2020 Scottish tour short, however, their most recent performances prior to that include recitals for Inverurie Music, The North East Classical Guitar Society, The Spire Concert Series (Glasgow) and Saint Margaret of Scotland Scottish Episcopal Church Concert Series (Glasgow). Kerry Lynch began her musical training when she was twelve years old, upon being admitted to study Classical Guitar with Peter Stewart at the Junior Conservatoire of Scotland. However after a family friend left their flute at her house, Kerry discovered her true musical calling and changed direction to become a flautist. Kerry has since trained and performed in masterclasses with some of the worlds most dynamic and inspiring artists, such as: Ian Clarke, Ruth Morley, Lorna McGhee, Michael Cox, Niall O’Riordan and Aisling Agnew. Jacopo Lazzaretti graduated from the Conservatoire of Santa Cecilia in Rome in 2017 where he studied with Arturo Tallini, and completed a Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019 under the guidance of Matthew McAllister and Professor Allan Neave. During his studies, he has also performed in many masterclasses with some of the guitar scenes most well-known guitarists. Jacopo has played in many concerts in Italy as well as abroad and won several prizes in national and international guitar competitions. He has also become an artist for ‘Live Music Now Scotland’ in January 2018.
The Acorn Centre welcomed the JKL Duo who put on an effortless delivery of their programme which spoke of the quality of their musical partnership. This audience was no exception and the enjoyment of the duo in their playing was reciprocated by the audience. The JKL Duo’s performance was flawless, moving and an expression of joy.