Presently our programme has had to be suspended due to Covid-19. When we bring you our next concert series, safety and wellbeing will continue to be paramount.
Our future programme from October 2021 cannot yet be finally confirmed but is highly likely to comprise:
Scottish–Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub have been re-booked for Friday 15th October 2021. Signed to Decca Records in partnership with Classic FM, the multi-instrumentalist sisters recorded their debut album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart. The duo have performed across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia with highlights including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, The Embassy of Egypt, The Cairo Opera House, and touring with choirmaster Gareth Malone.
Pianist Daniel Ciobanu has been described as offering “a cocktail of serious classical music combined with the lollipops and fireworks of the piano repertoire”. He will be performing for us on Saturday 20th November 2021. (Please mark on your calendar that, because we are dovetailing Daniel’s concert with other performances, this event is on a Saturday rather than our usual Friday).
Talented pianists Duo B!Zart proved so popular the first time round that we have invited them back again. We have booked them for Friday 21st January 2022.
And we are also re-arranging the visit of Opera Alba, provisionally 11th February 2022. Opera Alba offer a wide-ranging repertoire, from opera’s greatest hits to traditional Scottish favourites and more. Each member of Opera Alba has extensive experience of appearing on the professional operatic stage and on the concert platform. Catriona Clark (soprano), Grace Maria Wain (mezzo-soprano), Connor Smith (tenor), Steven Faughey (baritone) and Derek Clark (piano accompanist) bring together a wealth of virtuosity, experience and personality.
We have also re-booked the Bowker Myslek Duo, comprising Rosie Bowker (flute) and Aleksandra Myslek (piano), both acclaimed and experienced solo performers in their own right. They will be with us in March 2022, on a date to be confirmed.
The highly acclaimed jazz ensemble Fergus McCreadie Trio will be with us on Friday 22 April 2022. Pianist Fergus is one of Scotland’s most exciting young talents. Born in Jamestown, near Strathpeffer, he grew up in Dollar and graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018. As well as winning the prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award with his trio in 2016, he has twice won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the year under-17s Prize and is the winner of the Guy Jones Prize, the Joe Temperley Prize from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Linda Trahan Memorial Prize from St Andrews University.
McCreadie is joined by bassist David Bowden, the winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year title in 2017 and leader of the acclaimed, world music influenced band Mezcla; and drummer Stephen Henderson, a Jazzwise magazine One to Watch in 2018.
If you have an hour to spare you can enjoy the Trio’s performance at Seven Arts Leeds in November 2020.
We are also delighted to announce a concert to be supported by the Tunnell Trust in the following season. The Kwon-Lim Duo will bring their piano- and cello-playing talents to MiWK on 11th November 2022.