Katona Twins benefiot gig Upton Wirral 2013

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undefinedRenowned guitarists the Katona Twins (pictured) are to perform at a Wirral church to help raise funds for a planned refurbishment project. Critically-acclaimed Peter and Zoltán Katona have performed at some of the world's biggest venues, and have won numerous awards.

Studying music together, first in Budapest, then in Frankfurt, where they took up German citizenship, the twins finally came to England to perfect their craft at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  They have won more than ten international prizes at major competitions in New York, London, Germany, France and Hungary.

The Katona Twins will play at St Mary’s Church, Church  Road, Upton, Wirral CH49 6JZ, on Saturday 15 June, starting at 7.30pm. Admission is £15 (£12 unwaged). Refreshments will be available during interval.  A large audience is expected so pre-booking is essential. Phone the parish office to book:  0151 677 1186 before midday weekdays.

Half of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Faithbuilding project, which will see improvements made to the structure and facilities at St Mary’s church and the linked halls.

Looking forward to the gig, Zoltán, who lives in Oxton, Birkenhead, said: “I am a member of the church congregation and it will be nice to come and play here.

“It will be a mixture of old and newer material. So there will be a mix of work, Bach to Bohemian Rhapsody, something for everybody. There is a really good sound system in the church, which should make for a good performance.”

Studying music together, first in Budapest, then in Frankfurt, where they took up German citizenship, the twins finally came to England to perfect their craft at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

St Mary’s Vicar, Graeme Skinner, said: “I’m really looking forward to hearing some world class music live from the twins. It will make a change from listening to them on YouTube.”

www.katonatwins.com

www.stm-upton.org.uk

Above - the twins with Vicar Graeme Skinner. Picture by Paul Heaps - published by kind permission of the Wirral Globe