Caskie Trio is an all-singing, all-playing, all-women ensemble from London performing their alternative folk songs, inspired by Ichiko Aoba and Punch Brothers. With Evie Coplan on cello, Nicole Petrus Barracks on violin and Maya Caskie on piano/guitar, the trio draw on their respective studies in classical and jazz performance and contemporary composition to create their colourful, feminine amalgam. In the last year, they have played sold-out shows across London at Pizza Express Live!, Vortex Jazz Club and The Green Note. They are a little but mighty band that brings a surprisingly full, warm and whimsical sound - glockenspiels, whistling solos and all.
An original book of piano pieces of children comprising eight new piano pieces and eight beautiful accompanying illustrations in full colour by Maya Caskie. Pieces include arrangements of Japanese folksongs and original pieces. Pieces are of easy to intermediate difficulty, and some pieces feature octave stretches. All written content is translated into English and Japanese.
This book was kindly sponsored by Soumik Datta Arts in association with Arts Council England.
This title is now available for purchase as a digital PDF copy - perfect for the modern iPad-wielding musician.
In late 2022, I was commissioned to create a score for an original children's ballet, "Katie in London", for its premiere performance in London in Spring 2023!
I composed, arranged, recorded and produced a score for string ensemble and piano. From start to finish, it was one of the most joyful, playful musical experiences I've ever had.
In 2024, I will be composing an original score for the Japanese ballet company Studio Bontemps.