Violinists, teachers and arrangers Talia Ramos and Pablo Castro are the founders of Duo Klier and Muswell Hill Violin Studio, based in North London. They teach and perform, creating arrangements for their own concerts and lessons, sharing them with the violin community worldwide.
Their musical studies started at the conservatoire in their hometown, León. They both later graduated in 2009 from Conservatorio Superior de Música Eduardo Martínez Torner, Oviedo in North Spain, under the tutelage of violinist and pedagogue José Ramón Hevia.
They later moved to London to continue with their music education. They had the opportunity to receive lessons from David Ballesteros, an inspiring teacher and member of the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 they joined The DaCapo Music Foundation where they trained for 5 years in the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, applied specifically to violin and string ensemble teaching. They also acted as musicians in residence developing educational concerts and workshops for schools.
As part of their studies, they have participated in masterclasses with: Héctor Corpus, Gonçal Comellas, Aitor Hevia, Yuri Pissarevsky and Natalia Lomeiko. They have also attended courses and workshops with Simon Fischer, Helen Brunner and Simon Cartledge. And played with the following orchestras: Jeunesses Musicales of Leon, Oviedo International Youth Orchestra, Asturias Symphony Youth Orchestra, Orquesta Liceo from Barcelona, Orquesta Millennium Ciudad de Gijón, Orquesta Sinfónica Odón Alonso and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra. They have recently performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto with the Winchmore String Orchestra.
They play twin violins made by Jardón Rico in 2016.
Nowadays they combine their performing career with an intense teaching activity, working as violin tutors for the Haringey Music Service and their own private studio, Muswell Hill Violin Studio.
They live in Muswell Hill, a green and quiet neighborhood in North London with their daughter Alice and Ziggy the cat.