Music in Ayr  -  Season 2017 - 2018


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Picture:
Frances Marshall 2015


Saturday 14th October 2017 at 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church Ayr KA7 1UB


The Gould Piano Trio

Lucy Gould - Violin

Alice Neary - ’Cello

Benjamin Frith - Piano


Their career was launched after winning first prize

in the Melbourne International Chamber Music

Competition

During 2017-18 as they celebrate their 25th Season, they will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven trios.

In January of this year they presented an all-Schubert evening at the Wigmore Hall. They have many recordings to their name including  a disc of contemporary composers Sally Beamish and Sir Peter Maxwell- Davies. They have also commissioned Sir James MacMillan’s second Piano Trio.

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Saturday 4th November 2017 at 7.30pm

Octagonal Hall Alloway Parish Church KA7 4RF


Oliver Cox and Morgan Zymanski ( Percussion & Guitar).


Coming to Ayr as an extension to a tour of Northern England, and billed as two highly successful musicians with equally strong careers as soloists and chamber musicians. They have played at the Edinburgh Fringe and were selected as YCAT artistes in 2005.Oliver is a member of the Hebrides Ensemble ( with Djordje Gajic) and of O Duo which he formed with Owen Gunnell in 2000. Morgan was born in Mexico City in 1979 and after studying in Mexico and in Edinburgh he won a scholarship to the RCM where he graduated with honours in 2004. Numerous prizes have followed including a scholarship to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He is a Junior Fellow at the RCM where he gained his Masters with distinction. Their programme is to contain a diverse range of Classical and Latin American Music.

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Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7.30pm

Octagonal Hall Alloway Parish Church KA7 4RF


RCS Vocal Ensemble


At the Tours Conference last November we were privileged to hear a group of 8 singers from the Conservatoire. The RCS is anxious to promote all that it can offer in terms of “ bespoke” concerts and recitals - especially through the Music Club circuit. Through their External Engagements Co-ordinator, we’ve managed to secure a booking for a sextet to perform for us. As yet their programme is unknown but we’ve been promised an eclectic mix - probably including seasonal items.






Saturday 27th January 2018 at 7.30pm

Octagonal Hall Alloway Parish Church KA7 4RF


The Sinopia String Quartet

Gabi Maas - Violin

Daniel Paterson - Violin

Daniel Messily - Viola

Laura Sergeant - ’Cello


The Quartet comprises four of Scotland’s

leading young professional string players.

Graduates of the RCS, Cambridge University

and the Guildhall School of Music, they have

gained various chamber music, solo and orchestral prizes. Collectively they have played with most of the major UK orchestras and with a number of smaller ensembles including the Scottish Ensemble and the Scottish Chamber Music Players. They have also worked with various leading musicians including Ashkenazy and Lloyd Weber and have had tutoring from the Lindsay and Brodsky Quartets. Repertoire includes Bartok, Haydn, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Stravinsky.





Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church Ayr KA7 1UB

Finghin Collins ( Piano)

Born in Dublin in 1977, Finghin Collins is
recognised as one of Ireland’s most successful
musicians. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy
of Music and at the Geneva Conservatoire.
In 1988 he was winner of RTÉ’ s Musician of the
Future Awards and gained major success eleven
years later, taking first prize at the Clara Haskil
International Piano Competition in Switzerland.
Since then he has enjoyed a flourishing international
career, working with many of the world’s major
orchestras at prestigious venues  including an
appearance at the BBC Proms. His programme is to include works by Field, Stanford, Bax, and 24 Preludes of Chopin.




Saturday 17th March 2018 at 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church Ayr KA7 1UB

The Metier Ensemble

Claire Overbury - Flute
Sophie Rivlin - ’Cello
Elspeth Wyllie - Piano


The Ensemble formed over five years

ago after meeting at Oxford University

and the Royal Academy.  Individually

they have won various prizes and

scholarships and are well known on

the Scottish Music Club circuit. They

have undertaken also a concert series

at The Forge, Camden and given

performances at Fairfield Halls and

St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Alongside

their work as a trio they enjoy busy

independent careers.

Their performances include solos and

duos which allows for a breadth of programme and their repertoire includes  works by Brahms, Schubert  Prokofiev and Piazzolla.



www.gouldpianotrio.com

www.finghincollins.com

www.metierensemble.co.uk