Programme 2023-24

Music in West Kilbride will once again be hosting a varied programme of concerts commencing in October 2023. All our concerts take place in West Kilbride Village Hall, Friday evening, at 7.30. We will be adding further information about the performances nearer the time, but here are some preliminary details.

New Focus Friday 14th October 2023

George Todică Friday 24th November 2023

Resol String Quartet Friday 26th January 2024

Lumas Winds Friday 23rd February 2024

All Sorts Friday 22nd March 2024

Charlotte Rowan Duo Friday 19th April 2024

All our concerts start at 7.30 in West Kilbride Village Hall

New Focus: The Classical Connection – Euan Stevenson (Piano) and Konrad Wiszniewski (Saxophones) 14th October 2023

Pianist Euan Stevenson and saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski are two of Scotland’s leading musicians. Their New Focus partnership takes its name from a project commissioned to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of saxophone giant Stan Getz’s classic 1961 album, Focus, and has expanded to include The Classical Connection. Having been awarded five stars by The Herald’s Keith Bruce in 2019, the Classical Connection has developed into a brilliantly entertaining, fascinatingly informative and above all, musically outstanding presentation.

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George Todică 24th November 2023

Romanian concert pianist George Todică appears courtesy of Classical Musicians Scotland. He studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He had his Wigmore Hall debut in October 2018 as a Tillett Trust Young Artist, and his competition success includes first prizes at the Norah Sande Award in England, the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales, ‘Stefano Marizza’ Piano Competition in Italy, the Moray Piano Competition in Scotland, 2nd prize at the International Piano Campus Competition in France, as well as the Ligeti prize and the prize for the best performance of a contemporary work for piano and orchestra.

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Resol String Quartet 26th January 2024

Taking their name from the Catalan word meaning “reflection of sunlight”, the Resol String Quartet come from a very varied backgrounds but were brought together by their shared vision to make classical music more inclusive and accessible both in the present and for the future. In a constant pursuit for excellence, these young artists share their joy of music making and act as ambassadors for chamber music, keeping it alive in today’s society.

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Lumas Winds 23rd February 2024

Lumas Winds are a dynamic, young chamber ensemble based in London, whose concert here is being sponsored by the Tunnell Trust. Winners of the 71st Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Prize in 2023, they are committed ambassadors for wind chamber music and the rich variety of repertoire that it offers. Their main focus is to perform, promote and make a case for works not in the canon but which deserve to be, alongside the classics of the repertoire.

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All Sorts 22nd March 2024

The All Sorts appear courtesy of Classical Musicians Scotland. The groups claim to have been “born in the back of a car”, founded by four touring opera singers who simply wanted an excuse to hang out more. Sarah, Jane, Grace, and Barbara decided to “give the a cappella thing a try” and discovered they were rather good at it! They came together to form a group which could perform all musical styles: from opera to motown and Lieder to Disney, combining barbershop and classical arrangements. They began their closely harmonising adventure in late 2017. Click here for more details.

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Charlotte Rowan and Charlotte Stevenson 19th April 2024

Born in Scotland, Charlotte Rowan was invited at age 16 to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA. Whilst there, she was invited to perform for Justice of the Supreme Court in Washington DC and participated in masterclasses with Midori and the Juilliard String Quartet. Regarded as one of Britain’s leading violin virtuosi, she performs extensively as a recitalist in the UK and regularly performs at prestigious venues, chamber music societies and festivals. She and her duo partner, pianist Charlotte Stevenson, have given concert tours around Britain and have performed in many of the country’s finest cathedrals including Ely, Chichester, Winchester, Ripon, Chelmsford, Lincoln and Manchester. Click here for more details.

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