Concert for Cello and Piano
Linlithgow Arts Guild presents an evening of music for cello and piano, performed by well-known Scottish professional musicians. The cellist, Philip Higham is currently principal cello of the Scottish Chamber
Linlithgow Arts Guild presents an evening of music for cello and piano, performed by well-known Scottish professional musicians. The cellist, Philip Higham is currently principal cello of the Scottish Chamber orchestra and Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is a prolific soloist and chamber musician. The programme is:
J.S.Bach: Sonata in G for viola da gamba and cembalo
Beethoven: Sonata No.1 in F major
Macmillan: Sonata No.2 (2000)
Poulenc: Sonata op143 for cello and piano
Philip Higham was the first UK cellist to win 1st Prize in the Bach Leipzig competition, and followed it with major prizes in 2009 Lutoslawski Competition, and the 2010 Grand Prix Emmanuel Feuermann in Berlin. He has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, and further afield in Germany, Istanbul and Washington DC and Tokyo..He plays a fine Milanese cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, made in 1697.
Alasdair Beatson as well as having a very full performing schedule teaches solo piano at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and regularly mentors for the London-based Chamber Studio. From 2012 to 2018 Alasdair was founder and artistic director of Musique à Marsac, and since 2019 has been artistic director of the chamber music festival at Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland.
Event sponsored by The A9 Partnership.