Sunday, 10th February 2019 at 2:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

Gina McCormack (violin) & Nigel Clayton (piano)
with students and recent graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Gina McCormack Nigel Clayton
       Gina McCormack, violin               Nigel Clayton, piano

Michelle Dierx Hannah Foster Madelyn Kowalski Maurizio Arroyo Reyes
Michelle Dierx     Hannah Foster Madelyn Kowalski Maurizio Arroyo
    (violin)                    (flute)  (cello)  (piano)

Young Musicians' Showcase

Our newly appointed Patron, Gina McCormack, is already well known to Music in Peebles audiences, her recitals for us having been highlights of recent seasons.

One of the UK’s leading violinists, Gina was for many years leader of first the Sorrel then the Maggini String Quartet and after pursuing a busy career as a soloist and chamber musician in recent years, she has now been appointed First Violin with the Brodsky Quartet. She is also a highly respected teacher, having positions at both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music.

With Gina will be her regular duo partner, Nigel Clayton, another Music in Peebles favourite. In addition to his career as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, he is Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music and Visiting Professor at the North East of Scotland Music School.

It would be hard to imagine two more reliable guides to the stars of the future than Gina and Nigel and in this special concert they will showcase some of the finest players to emerge from the RCS.


The programme will include the following:

Bach Sonata in E minor for flute and keyboard (BWV1034)
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140
Britten March, Lullaby and Waltz, Op 6
Elgar La Capricieuse
Elgar Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82

About Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton

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What Others Are Saying

" excellent violinist, fluent, suave in tone, and technically at ease." (The Scotsman)
"...the players created a lovely ambience of serenity, Nigel Clayton's piano notes falling away to silence." (The Scotsman)

Ticket Prices
Adult Non-Members £15 - buy online
The following tickets are only available from the Eastgate Theatre box office
Adult accompanying child under 12 £7
Members of Biggar Music £7
Members of Music in Peebles Free - included in subscription
School pupils FREE
Students under 25 in full-time education FREE

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This concert is subsidised by Enterprise Music Scotland through funding provided by Creative Scotland.