Gordon Duncan - Senior Musician
Gordon grew up in the East Neuk of Fife. He spent much of his childhood involved in musical activities from choirs to ceildhs to symphony orchestras. He went on to study violin performance with Tamas Fejes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Gordon finds great fulfilment in working with children and has a broad range of teaching experience; peripatetic, community projects, directing ensembles and orchestras. He is delighted to join the Big Noise team and to get to know the Douglas community.
Jenni Babonneau - Senior Musician
Originally from Finland, Jenni started playing the cello at the age of 6. In Tampere she learned the cello with several teachers (Pirjo-Riitta Toivakka, Tuula Tikkala, Lauri Voipio and Pauli Heikkinen). During her studies in Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Bachelor of Music in Music Pedagogy) Jenni spent some time learning Czech music and free improvisation in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2016 she obtained her diploma of Master of Arts in Music with distinction from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel where she studied under Viviane Spanoghe.
She believes that music is everyone’s birth right and works actively to make music education available for everyone. Jenni has been a part of Big Noise family since December 2016 when she joined the Torry team. She’s been working in the new Big Noise centre in Douglas since August 2017.