Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)
Leclair | Sonata in D, Op 9 no. 3
Amy Beach | Romance for Violin and Piano, Op.23
Prokofiev | Five Melodies, Op 35b
Fauré | Sonata in A, Op 13
Note: this concert will last about one hour and will be played without an interval.
Sunday 4 July 2021 | 4:00 pm
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles
After the long absence imposed by the Covid pandemic, Music in Peebles is back with the first of two planned Midsummer Music concerts.
There could be nobody more appropriate to end the silence and usher in the return of live chamber music than our Patron, the distinguished violinist Gina McCormack. We are delighted that Gina, together with Nigel Clayton, is able to join us for what is certain to be a joyful occasion.
Their programme consists of a delicious ‘French sandwich’! Enclosing the sandwich are a sonata by the Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair and the ever-popular sonata by Fauré. The filling is provided by works from America and Russia. To mark US Independence Day, we have the beautiful Romance written by American composer Amy Beach in 1893, and this is followed by a collection of five short, contrasting melodies by Prokofiev, written in 1925 and ranging from the ethereal to the turbulent and everything in between.
Do join us for this celebration of the triumphant return of chamber music to the Eastgate in the company of two of the UK’s foremost chamber musicians.
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.
With Gina will be her regular duo partner, Nigel Clayton who, in addition to his career as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, is Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music and Visiting Professor at the North East of Scotland Music School.
About Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton
“…an 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)
- All tickets £10
Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD Telephone 01721 725777