The Montpellier Duo is a vibrant ensemble made up of young musicians, Julia Liang and Alexander Kirk, who are both scholars studying for a Masters degree at London’s Royal College of Music, where they graduated from in June 2015. Both originally from Gloucestershire, they jointly received Cheltenham Music Festival’s Keith Nutland Award and went on to begin their collaboration at the RCM, where they receive guidance from Dr. Felix Andrievsky and Sasha Rozhdestvensky. They have performed together at many prestigious venues throughout the UK, including Cheltenham Town Hall, the Pittville Pump Room and the Parabola Arts Centre as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival. Their most recent engagements include recitals for the Painswick Music Society and Burgh House in London. In Summer 2016, they were also selected to participate in a masterclass with Lewis Kaplan. The duo is keen to present works which are lesser known to the public, in particular British composers, recently focusing on the Sonatas of Arnold Bax, John Ireland and Arthur Bliss.