Concert for Cello and Piano

30sep7:30 pm9:40 pmConcert for Cello and Piano

Event Details

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.



Linlithgow Arts Guild

Linlithgow Arts Guild is a voluntary organisation. Its aim is to “Bring Excellence in the Live Arts to Linlithgow”, and since 1969 we have had the privilege of promoting many fine performances by artists, ensembles and orchestras of world renown. The vast majority of performers are professional musicians who perform internationally. The concerts are open to everyone. Our programmes are varied and we hope to attract as many people as possible to spread the substantial costs of our events. Tickets for individual concerts are on sale to the general public for all of our events. We normally have around 200 season-ticket holders who comprise the membership. Our audience numbers have averaged around 200 in recent years, with nearly 400 for major events. We have sold tickets throughout Central Scotland, and sometimes further afield..

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