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BA (Hons) Music (University of York)
ALCM (Distinction) Clarinet Performance
Advanced musical performance studies - Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
* 'beautiful tone & technical authority'
- International Clarinet Journal
* ‘Wurlitzer clarinet artist’ by invitation
* professional solo recitals with pianists
* professional orchestral engagements
Countess of Munster Scholarship Winner
Prize-winner RNCM & University of York
Member of Musician’s Union (MU)
DBS Enhanced Certificate
* university and college instrumental tutor
* county youth ensemble & clarinet choir conductor
* festival and college masterclass coach
Ken Parr (Director of Devon Music Service), Exeter.
“Kevin is an extremely talented musician who has helped some of Devon's most talented young musicians find creative solutions."
Simon Topper (Solo Clarinettist, Band of HM Royal Marines, Lympstone.)
“Kevin is a fantastic teacher who can use his vast experience and expertise to enhance anybody's playing, right up to the highest level. He gets the best results out of his pupils by using a variety of teaching methods, always finding one that works. Everything from articulation to interpretation and style is discussed, incorporating ideas from both teacher and pupil to create a convincing musical message. He also demonstrates his extremely high standards of accuracy, technique, musicality and the beautiful "Kevin Hurst Tone" as an example of what can be achieved with practice."
Charlie (age 9, pre-Grade 1), Budleigh Salterton.
“Kevin is a very good piano teacher. He is patient and kind."
Liz Emerson (Director of Clarinet Choir), Torquay.
“With Kevin it is so much better having not just a conductor but also someone who knows what they are talking about musically."
Leslie Craven (Principal Clarinettist, Welsh National Opera; Tutor, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Solo Recording Artist.)
“Kevin espouses correct techniques and is an exemplary tutor. He has abundant skills as a player, teacher and coach. He passes on invaluable information and musical insights with good humour and considerable flair, always tempering his criticisms of others' playing with praise and encouragement. I shall be enlisting his skills again and am delighted with his work."