Classical Babies was founded in February 2010 by Antonia Azoitei and fellow mum Estela Garcia, after Antonia, a professional violinist, became frustrated that she couldn’t go to or play concerts anymore. Estela suggested she give her own and what started as a small quartet concert for a few friends and their babies in her living room soon became a hugely well attended monthly event at the O2 Centre and a popular weekly series in Belsize Park. Classical Babies now give concerts across the UK where they provide live chamber-music for parents and babies in a relaxed, informal setting. The music is carefully chosen to appeal to both babies and adults and performed by professional musicians, ranging from harpists and sopranos, to trumpeters and string quartets. With soft flooring and toys for the babies and coffee and cake for the adults, concerts don’t come more relaxed and baby-friendly than this!
Antonia Azoitei -Director
Antonia is a violinist and Director of Classical Babies. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004 with a Distinction Postgraduate Diploma in Performance, DipRAM and the Beare Prize she joined the BBC Concert Orchestra for two years before freelancing with several orchestras and chamber ensembles including the City of London Sinfonia. Antonia has toured the UK and New York with the Vilensky Quartet and played on live television in Japan with the Eimer Quintet. She is mum to two boys, six year old Gabriel and four year old Lucian and is known to friends and family as Coco.
Contact Coco on 07966 446152
Nadine runs Classical Babies concerts in Kingswood and Teddington. She is a classical pianist who graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a MMus in Performance. A highly sought after and passionate teacher, Nadine teaches at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, and is married to the jazz drummer Paul Cavaciuti. She is also a founder member of the innovative new trio Trifarious.
Contact Nadine on 07732 058705 www.nadineandre.com
Kath runs Classical Babies concerts in Didsbury, Manchester and is a multi-lalented music who plays classical and folk violin, saxophone and sings in the Cherry Lane Jazz Trio! She also bakes the amazing cakes for the Classical Babies concerts from her other small business, The Cherry Bakery.
Contact Kath on 07909 782917