It is sad but inevitable that we have had to cancel all the concerts booked for 2020. All future concerts will be subject to review depending on the Covid regulations in force at the time.
15th January 2021 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Town Hall.
The Mirror Visions Ensemble sings its way to far-flung destinations, real and imaginary. Travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc and Hugo Wolf share the ride with commissions by Tom Cipullo and Scott Wheeler, as well as Gilda Lyons' "Great Barrier Reef." The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio is featured, as well as the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE), now in its 28th season, was founded from a desire to explore the relationship between music and text, initially through the creation of “mirror visions” — settings of the same text to music by different composers.
Friday 29th January 2020 at 12.00pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
Award-winning musicians Madelyn Kowalski and Maurizio Arroyo Reyes approach their art through joyful collaboration, commitment, and discovery. Madelyn, who came to Scotland from the United States, and Maurizio, from Colombia, met at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where they study with Alison Wells and Fali Pavi, respectively. They were awarded the 2019 Louis Carus Duo Ensemble Prize for their performance of the Poulenc sonata. A subsequent performance for the Music in Peebles series was rated "the most enjoyed concert of the season" by audience members. Madelyn and Maurizio also collaborate regularly with other instrumentalists. Their piano trio was awarded second place at the 2019 Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in London.
29th January 2021 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Town Hall
Mayumi has Japanese/American heritage and studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. In 2019 she won 4th Prize at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Competition. She was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2019.
Krzysztof is Polish and began learning piano at the age of seven. In 2011, he completed with highest distinction the Frederic Chopin State School of Music in Warsaw. His subsequently moved to London and in 2017 he completed his Master Degree in Piano Performance with first class honours at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
JS Bach - Partita No.1 for solo violin in B minor
Beethoven - Violin Sonata in F Op.24 No.5 Spring
Bartok - Rhapsody No.1 for violin and piano
Poulenc - Sonata for violin and piano
5th March 2021 at 1.00 - 3.00pm. Falkirk Trinity Church
Based in Glasgow, the Nanhai Piano Trio was formed in 2014 by three friends with a shared love of chamber music, who have performed throughout Europe at leading venues and chamber music festivals. They have broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland, and recorded on the Nimbus and Delphian labels. They are recipients of 1st prizes and audience prizes at international chamber music competitions including the St Martin in the Fields Competition in London, and the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Competition in France. "Gongbo Jiang plays violin, Gordon Bragg is a pianist and Robert Anderson plays the cello."
Debussy - Piano Trio
Beethoven - Piano Trio op.1 no.1
Dvorak - Piano Trio no. 4 “Dumky”
26th March 2021 at 7.30pm. Falkirk Town Hall
This concert is entitled
" From the Palais Garnier to the Mariinsky Theatre ".
André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste formed the Duo in 2004.
The name conveys the combination of art and the bizarre that they bring to the music, with their 20 fingers entwined on the piano with great virtuosity. Both musicians are based in Belgium and have busy solo careers as well as teaching and playing together and in various ensembles.
Alexander Borodin - in the Steppes of Central Asia
Georges Bizet - Children’s Games
Igor Stravinsky - 3 easy pieces