Following on from our highly successful International Musicians Platform this year, Absolute Classics is delighted to deliver its exciting 2016/17 concert series to venues across the region until March 2017.
As always, the series of monthly concerts includes some of the world's most renowned and respected classical music artists and will include concerts by pianists Slava Sidorenko, Tim Horton, John Lenehan, Simon Callaghan and Grace Mo; cellists Gemma Rosefield (pictured), Karine Georgian and Tim Lowe; violinist Lorraine McAslan; flautist Kathryn Thomas; Sarah Jane Bradley on viola; the London Soloists Ensemble; the Aurea Quartet; and the glamour of the opera will delight a Christmas audience when Opera Bohemia bring Tchaikovsky’s dramatic musical version of Eugene Onegin to the stage.
Beginning with Slava Sidorenko in September, events will take place at some of the Dumfries and Galloway's top venues, including the Crichton Memorial Church in Dumfries, the Cally Palace in Gatehouse, Broughton House in Kirkcudbright and the Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill.
Described by The Strad as "a mesmerising musical treasure" and by the Evening Standard as "a phenomenal talent", London-born cellist Gemma Rosefield will be the star attraction in the October concert series for Absolute Classics.
Gemma, who is an international multi-award winning musician, will perform alongside acclaimed pianist Tim Horton.
The tour begins on Thursday, 20 October at the Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries, at 7.30pm.
Multi award-winning Ukranian pianist, Slava Sidorenko, will open the new seven-month-long classical concert series for Absolute Classics in September.
Slava has appeared as recital and concerto soloist across Europe and made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2009 with glowing reviews.
He begins his short tour of Dumfries and Galloway at the Crichton Memorial Church on 15 September, before performing in Annan, Kirkcudbright and Thornhill.
“Excellence can be achieved by people working together and sharing talents and experience. Multiple minds will create something bigger. It’s all about making people feel better and giving them the best experience possible.”
John McGee, Managing Director,
The Crichton Trust
A unique collaboration between Absolute Classics, Easterbrook Live and world-renowned piano makers, Blüthner, will raise the bar for quality classical music events in Dumfries and Galloway.
This means that the elegant Easterbrook Hall and 19th century gothic cathedral-style Crichton Memorial Church will now play host to some of Absolute Classics’ most prestigious events.