Saturday 7 August 2021 | 2:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

We are delighted to announce the second of our two Midsummer Music concerts.

Christina and Marcus are both familiar faces from their past appearances in Peebles, Christina from her solo recitals here and Marcus as a member of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. As a husband and wife duo, they have been delighting audiences throughout the pandemic with fortnightly online ‘Concerts from our Living Room’. Now, at last, they are able to bring that same level of rapport and intimacy to the concert hall with a programme featuring some favourite pieces from their recorded series.

Do join us as we continue to celebrate the return of live chamber music to the Eastgate Theatre, in the company of two of the UK’s foremost chamber musicians.

Marcus Barcham Stevens is well known as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and composer. He is Principal Second Violin with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Co-Leader of the Britten Sinfonia and frequently appears as Guest Leader with many orchestras. He joined the legendary Fitzwilliam String Quartet in 2013 and has played in a number of other prestigious chamber ensembles including the Nash Ensemble, Arcangelo, Chroma and Ensemble Cymru.

“…Marcus Barcham Stevens brought a soaring beauty to phrases reminiscent of the pastoral ecstasy of Vaughan Williams.”(The Strad)

Described by The Observer as “a young pianist of formidable intellect and boundless technique”, Christina Lawrie has won a host of accolades on a national and international level as concerto soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician. She regularly performs for music societies around Scotland and the rest of the UK and has made a number of recordings as a soloist and with violinist Harriet Mackenzie.

“…a musicianship that combines bountiful technical abilities, an astute intelligence and a warmth of spirit.” (Musical Opinion)



  • All tickets £10

Telephone: 01721 725777

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD Telephone 01721 725777


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.