Concert for Trumpet and Piano
Aaron Azunda Akugbo, an outstanding charismatic young graduate trumpet player, accompanied by Zeynep
Aaron Azunda Akugbo, an outstanding charismatic young graduate trumpet player, accompanied by Zeynep Özsuca, a travelled solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist, play a wide ranging programme of classical items with some jazz, some lighter music and some pieces by Florence Price. Tickets are available from Linlithgow Arts Guild at: https://www.linlithgowartsguild.org.uk/programme/123-aaron-azunda-akugbo-zeynep-ozsuca
The concert is kindly sponsored by Cala Homes.
Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Halsey Stevens: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Bitsch: Quatre variations sur un thème de Domenico Scarlatti
Rogers and Hart: My Funny Valentine
Florence Price: Sympathy
Florence Price: Thumbnail sketches of a Day in Life, Morning
Florence Price: Adoration
Karl Pilss: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Born in 1998 and of Nigerian-Scottish descent, Aaron Azunda Akugbo hails from Edinburgh and is poised as a future leading exponent of his instrument. He brings a wide-ranging musical taste to his artistry and despite being classically trained, cites Louis Armstrong as his biggest musical inspiration.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and an ex-principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Aaron can often be seen freelancing in the principal chairs of some of the most prestigious orchestras in the UK including the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
Turkish Pianist Zeynep Özsuca has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Born in Ankara, she began piano lessons at the four, won Istanbul Symphony’s Young Soloists competition in 2001, and moved to the USA to complete her studies. She then majored in accompaniment and vocal studies in Berlin, and now lives in London pursuing her career as a concert pianist.
(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
St Michael's Parish Church
Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL