Pianist to play at foy

Local pianist Neil Georgeson will be returning to Shetland for the first weekend of the Johnsmas Foy to play a concert at Lerwick Town Hall on Sunday 21st June.

Georgeson performed at last year’s foy, and two years ago played alongside violinist David Worswick, who will also be returning this year. The programme will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bach and Ärvo Part, as well as an exciting contemporary work by Schnittke.

Georgeson and Worswick have worked together for more than six years, since meeting at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and are now Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music. They thrilled the audience at their last Shetland recital, for which George­son composed a new work.

Georgeson has been combining concerts with teaching over the past three years, and has been involved in exciting artistic collaborations across the world, as soloist and chamber musician, most recently in Spain (baroque chamber music), France (opera), Taiwan (multimedia con­cert tour), Hong Kong and Scan­dinavia (classical chamber music).

Shetland Arts development man­ager Kathy Hubbard said: “This promises to be a very special event – their last performance was abso­lutely stunning. We are grateful to the Johnsmas Foy for making this event possible, and giving audiences the opportunity to see two especially talented classical musicians.”

Tickets for both events are on sale from the Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh Community Centre on (01595) 745555 and will also be avail­able on the door, subject to availability.


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