THEY are brothers who share a passion for music.
And on February 8, Kevin and David Gowland will share the platform at a concert in Dewsbury Town Hall.
Kevin, principal flute in the Orchestra of Opera North, is joined by his brother David on piano for the next Dewsbury lunchtime concert.
Together they will play Poulenc’s Sonata and Borne’s virtuoso Fantasy on themes from Carmen.
Kevin, one of the UK’s most highly regarded flautists, was an Exhibition Scholar at the Royal College of Music.
During his time there he won all the major prizes for flute and in 1988 was awarded the RCM’s top prize, the President's Rosebowl for outstanding achievement.
In the same year, Kevin was appointed as Flute Section Leader with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for 17 years.
In 2005 he joined the Orchestra of Opera North as principal flute and last year also took on a similar role with Manchester Camerata.
Kevin plays a Louis Lot flute dating from 1871 and last year was invited to become an Artist for the Japanese flute maker Altus.
His brother, David Gowland, started playing the piano when he was just four years old.
He wanted to start playing when he was three but being rather too small, his mother, a music teacher, told him that if he still wanted to play piano when he was four he could have piano lessons then.
So when his fourth birthday came around, he didn’t want any presents and opted for piano lessons.
His love of music continued as he picked up the clarinet, the organ, guitar, did one year of violin and went to the Royal College of Music as a clarinetist.
Tickets are £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices, tel: 01924 324501, online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls or pay on the door.