Sunday 9 January 2022 | 2:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Layla Ballard (cello)
Nigel Clayton (piano)
Imma Setiadi (piano)

The Patron’s Concerts have been highlights of recent seasons, introducing our audience to some outstandingly talented young musicians, hand-picked for us by Gina McCormack. Appearances at these concerts have already led to follow-up engagements with Music in Peebles, including the Kowalski-Reyes Duo in our January 2021 recorded concert.

We are delighted that, once again, Gina has devised a wonderful concert for us, showcasing two young musicians and again featuring her regular duo partner, Nigel Clayton.

This year’s concert will showcase young cellist, Layla Ballard, former pupil at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and now studying at the Royal College of Music in London. She will be performing Bach’s 3rd Suite for solo cello and the first movement of Shostakovich’s cello Sonata together with pianist Nigel Clayton.

Nigel and Imma Setiadi, a former student of Nigel’s at the RCM, will play as a Piano Duo Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor and Fauré’s “Dolly Suite”, Op56, alongside works by Chabrier, Bach and Rachmaninov.

Gina McCormack is one of the UK’s leading violinists, having held First Violin position with the renowned Sorrel, Maggini and Brodsky string quartets. She is also a highly respected teacher, including seven years at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and currently at the Royal Northern College of Music.

In addition to his career as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, Nigel Clayton is Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music and Visiting Professor at the North East of Scotland Music School.

To find out more about Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton, please visit www.ginaviolin.com and www.nigelclayton.com (both open in new tabs).


Half Season Tickets

  • All 5 concerts (January to April) for £50

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £15
  • Adult discounted * £7
  • Under 25s FREE

* available to members of Biggar Music or Moffat Music Socity and to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

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