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The next musical performance from the Arts Trust is Dick Lee Jazz NB Change of date. Tickets are available from the Aberdeen Box Office, Monymusk Stores and at the door.

Concert Name: the future of the Monymusk Arts Trust after April 2019
18:25:00, 30 April, 2019
The 30 year Lease between Monymusk Estate and the Monymusk Arts Centre expires in April 2019, so there will be no more art exhibitions or crafts for sale in the Centre next summer. The Trust as it has been known for the last 30 years will be reconstituted and, after April 2019, information will be available about what form support for the arts at Monymusk will take. The Trust's Committee would like to thank all the crafters, artists and musicians who have supported us over the years. It has been a wonderful experience, we have met so many interesting people and we very much appreciate all the goodwill which has so often been offered. Our thanks also go to the myriad of visitors who have crossed our portal; of all ages, from all walks of life and from all over the world. A generation of children have grown up at Monymusk with all the fun and benefits of the Centre, it is a small village but has always seemed to be a microcosm of the rest of the world. Please watch this space :)
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Dick Lee Jazz NB Change of date
15:00:00, 27 April, 2019
Description...Details to follow
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Aberdeen Sinfonietta String Quintet
15:00:00, 17 March, 2019
Please note CHANGE OF DATE, the website's fault not the Quintet's, many apologies.

Brian Dargie and Guera Maunder (violins)
Sandra Campbell and Jonathan Kightley (violas)
Alison MacDonald (cello)

Michael Haydn: Quintet in C
Beethoven: 2 movements for string quintet
Mendelssohn: Quintet in A

Please note this will be the final concert in the Arts Centre and all are welcome. Refreshments will follow the concert. Children FREE.

Tickets from jalasdairreid@googlemail.com.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Calum Robertson (clarinet & Organ & Soprano Sally Carr)
19:00:00, 22 February, 2019
NB DATE NOW CORRECTED TO FRIDAY at 7.30pm. Details to follow when confirmed but programme will include: G.F. Handel, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Gordon Jacob, James MacMillan and John Hearne.

Calum (graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Sally (graduate of The University of Edinburgh) formed a duo in 2016 to champion the repertoire for soprano and clarinet and are delighted to be premiering a new work by John Hearne especially for this concert. Calum is also an organist and will accompany Sally in arias by Handel and Purcell. Children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Ayman Jarjour: Classical Guitar
20:00:00, 19 January, 2019
Note; Saturday evening Ayman was born in Damascus, Syria and now lives in Scotland. He studied at Juilliard and in Madrid. He has performed world wide including at Carnegie Hall in New York. The programme will include works with Spanish, Latin American, Classical and Middle Eastern flavours.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Nanhai Piano Trio
15:00:00, 11 November, 2018
The main work in this concert is Dvorak's much-loved Dumky Trio, which the composer completed in early 1891. Dvorak wrote in a letter that the trio "... will be both happy and sad. In some places it will be like a melancholic song, elsewhere like a merry dance; but, all told, the style will be lighter". The first half of the concert is linked to the Sound festival and features two piano trios by Scottish composers. Kenneth Leighton's Trio was written in 1965 and has been described as "Shostakovichian"; in Leighton's own words: "the music is perhaps more directly tonal, more lyrical and lean in texture than preceding works, and the design is quite straightforward." The third work in the programme is by our very own John Hearne, written 20 years after the Leighton in 1985 for the Belgrade Piano Trio.
Price: £10.00
Conc: £10.00
Synopia Quartet
15:00:00, 28 October, 2018
Details awaited
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
15:00:00, 25 March, 2018
Please note change of date and additional information!
Djordje Gajic and Andrea Gajic, with Nikita Naumov in the Bottesini

P. Sarasate Ziguenerweisen

Achron: Hebrew Melody Op.33

Bartok: Romanian Dances

I. Joc cu bata - Allegro moderato
II. Braul - Allegro
III. Pê-loc - Andante
IV. Buciumeana - Moderato
V. Poarga romaneasca - Allegro

Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Allegro Moderato
Lenti Assai
Allegro Moderato


Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1 and No.5

Massenet: Meditation

G. Bottesini: Grand Duo Concertante

Children free

Andrea and Djordje Gajic make up the exciting violin/accordion duo, AdLibitum. Both extremely proficient artists in their own solo careers, together they perform an exciting repertoire and have given concerts in Scotland, England, Servia, and most recently at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta.

Andrea Gajic received her early musical training at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh. When she was twelve, she performed the Bruch Scottish Fantasy at St James’ Palace, London for Yehudi Menuhin’s 60th Birthday celebration. Two years later, she was invited by Sylvia Rosenberg to study with her at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, where she won first prize at the American String Teachers’ Association Violin Competition. From 1990, Andrea studied for 5 years at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow with Khalida Akhtiamova where she gained her Masters Degree and Diploma in Solo Performance. She subsequently went on to study at The Royal College of Music for Post-Graduate with Felix Andrievsky.

Throughout her studies, Andrea received generous financial assistance. She was the youngest recipient of The Scottish International Education Trust and also received awards from The Martin Trust and Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships.

Andrea has performed as soloist in Britain, United States, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, France and has been invited for three successive years to give recitals and Masterclasses in Serbia. She has recorded for the BBC, STV, Bavarian Radio, Lithuanian Radio, Yugoslavian Radio and Television and Baltimore Radio.

She teaches violin at the RCS, Douglas Academy of Music and St Mary’s Music School and plays on a violin made by Nicolaus Gagliano in 1766.

Djordje Gajic began his musical studies in Serbia at the age of six, finally graduating from the Russian Academy of Music in 1993 gaining a ‘Master of Music’ degree and Honorary Title, ‘Solo Performer’. Following the recommendation from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music for post-graduate study he continued his studies there and was appointed Assistant to professor Yuri Dranga.

Djordje has won many International Competitions, amongst them Tropheo Mondiale CMA in 1988 and the Grand Prix, France in 1987. He has also received many awards of outstanding merit leading to television and radio broadcasts. He has performed with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Yvgeny Svetlanov and the RSNO, as well as giving many solo recitals throughout Europe: Russia, Serbia, Andorra, Holland, France, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Norway and Britain. Since arriving in Britain he has given solo recitals in London, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Blackpool, Birmingham et al. He has also performed at international music festivals in Dartington, Norwich, Salisbury and Birmingham.

Djordje is an accordion professor at the RCS and St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh.

Nikita Naumov is Principal Double Bass with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has held the position since 2010. He has worked with many of the finest orchestras and played as a guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

Nikita regularly appears as a soloist and has won numerous prizes. His solo performances include, Hallgrímsson’s Sonnambulo for Double Bass with the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra in Iceland, Tubin’s Double Bass Concerto at the Pärnu music festival, Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on tour in Scotland and with the St Petersburg Camerata at the Musical Olympus festival and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise with Lars Vogt at Heimbach "Spannungen" Kammermusik Festival. Nikita is a friend of the Scottish Bass Trust who he frequently performs recitals with and who partly commissioned Sonnambulo.

In addition, Nikita is a keen chamber musician. He is a member of the internationally recognised chamber group, the London Concord Ensemble and has featured with them at the BBC lunchtime series at the Wigmore Hall. Nikita performs regularly at the Chamber Sundays Series at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, besides appearing in festivals in Norway, Germany and Estonia.

Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Joseph Long - Piano
15:00:00, 25 February, 2018
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Suite Op. 14
1. Allegretto
2. Scherzo
3. Allegro molto
4. Sostenuto

Sonata in B flat minor
1. Andantino
2. Mazurka: Moderato
3. Intermezzo: Larghetto
4. Finale: Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

Biographical information is as follows:
Joseph Long is one of Scotland’s finest concert pianists, and is a familiar face on the concert circuit in the UK and abroad. He has broadcast and recorded widely, and his performances and recordings of lesser-known works alongside more mainstream repertoire bring the former to a wider audience than is often the case. With recitals, lecture-recitals and masterclasses in venues as diverse as the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, St.-Martin's-in-the-Fields in London, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Calcutta School of Music and the University of Almeria in Spain, Joseph has experience in catering to the needs of many different types of audience. Joseph also maintains a keen interest in musical education and in the imparting of knowledge to others, and is a teacher of advanced piano studies at the North East of Scotland Music School and the University of Aberdeen.

£12.00, children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Sasha Savaloni, Classical Guitar
15:00:00, 4 February, 2018
The programme includes pieces from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, with works by John Dowland, Franz Schubert, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albeniz and Toru Takembu.

Sasha has given concerts in Iran, Italy, Spain, and throughout the UK in London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Leeds. He has performed as a soloist with the RSNO.

Admission £10, children FREE.
Price: £10.00
Conc: £10.00
Bassoon Voyager
15:00:00, 5 November, 2017
Seasons of the Year

(first half of ‘Bassoon Voyager’ programme)
Performers: Laurence Perkins and Anthea Wood

Intro - music:
The Day Dawns
(bassoon duet)

Poem: 'Magdalen Walks' by Oscar Wilde
Music: Mozart: Sonata K.292 - 3rd movement (bassoon duet)

Poem: ‘The Summer Sun Shone round Me’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music: ’Summertime’ from ‘Porgy and Bess’ by George Gershwin (duet)

Poem: ‘Ode To Autumn’ by John Keats
Music: ‘Autumn Song’ (October) from ‘The Seasons’ by Tchaikovsky (bn duet)

Poem: ‘Winter’ by Walter de la Mare
Music: Chaconne by Bach

Bassoon Voyager: second half

Live concert performance with video projection, featuring the solo bassoon (total duration: one hour)
Solo bassoonist: Laurence Perkins 


Opening sequence: North sea sunrise, with traditional Northumbrian folk melody ‘Bonny at Morn’

Titles: Music - ‘Locomotive’ by Otto Oromszegi (b.1930)
Switzerland: Music - ‘Gornergrat’ by Reto Stadelmann (b.1977)
France: Music - Aria by Michel Corrette (1707-1795)
An imaginary Shakespearian island: Music - ‘Ariel’ by Alan Ridout (1934-1996)
Pyrenees: Music - (a) ‘Aquela Modish due o Villa nāo Escreveu’ by Francisco Mignone (1897-1986)
(b) ‘Chacontango” (Homage to Astor Piazzolla) byLaurence Perkins (b.1954)
England: Music - (a) English renaissance dance tunes from the Playford Collection
(b) ’Twilight’ by Robin Walker (b.1953)
(c) ‘Funk Loops’ by Cameron Sinclair
Scotland : Music -  traditional Hebridean melodies
(a) Cuan ag eirigh (Eric’s Boat)
(b) Buain na Rainich (Cutting the bracken)
(c) ‘Loch Coruisk’
 (d)Thainig an Gille Dubh (Raasay Love Song)
(e) Gair na Mara (The Sound of the Sea) 

Admission £12, children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Monymusk Jazz
19:30:00, 30 September, 2017
Monymusk Jazz, featuring Dick Lee’s Swingtet with vocals by Alison Affleck. Tickets from Monymusk PO or 01467 651800/01467 651480, £10 adult £3 children. Apologies for incorrect time shown previously. NB This event is in the Village Hall, not the Arts Trust.
Price: £10.00
Conc: £10.00
Pomegranate Piano Trio
15:00:00, 9 April, 2017
See the Trio's website: www.pomegranatepianotrio.com


Haydn Piano Trio in E flat Major, Hob XV No. 29
Smetana Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op 97 "Archduke"

Children free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Accordion & Violin
15:00:00, 5 March, 2017
(Correction to date) The concert features Wayne Robertson, accordion and Claire Telford, violin playing a mixed programme of accordion and fiddle arrangements by composers including Fritz Kreisler, Leroy Anderson, Scott Skinner and Niel Gow. Admission £12, children free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
The Heller Quartet
15:00:00, 29 January, 2017
Jean Fletcher - violin; Ruth Kalitski - violin; Sandra Campbell -viola; Gareth John - cello; with Blair Cargill - piano

Dohnyani's Piano Quintet op1 in E flat major
Schubert's "Rosamunde" String Quartet in A minor op 29
Liszt - piano music

Admission £12 for adults, children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
St Andrew's Day Entertainment with Monymusk School
14:00:00, 30 November, 2016

Dear All,
Many of you will remember the annual Doric Sampler events that were held during the Doric Festival in October each year. We've not taken part over the last few years but now with the help of the Monymusk Head Teacher we are able to collaborate with the school in presenting this afternoon of entertainment on St Andrew's Day, Wednesday 30th November.

A message from Gillian Watt, Head Teacher
Songs, poems, music, dancing performed by pupils and friends of Monymusk School.

Helping to promote our Doric Dictionary, written by P4,5 and due to be published soon. Orders will be taken at the concert.
This is going to be a feast of music and poetry! We have pipes, fiddles and all sorts!

Gillian Watt, Head Teacher
Monymusk Primary School

Please give it your support.
Douglas Harper
Monymusk Arts Trust
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Guitar Duo
15:00:00, 27 November, 2016
Guitarists Ian Watt and Shasa Savaloni join us this Sunday 27th November at 3pm. Their concert will include works by Schubert, Albeniz, Barrios and Granados.

Ian Watt.
Born in Aberdeenshire, Ian Watt has appeared thoughout Europe and the world, and has been heard on Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland. He was featured in a recent documentary which included a performance of Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez. He teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Shasa Savaloni
Iranian Scottish guitarist Sasha Savaloni was born in 1992 and is currently a Masters Degree student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has appeared as a soloist throughout the UK and Iran. In 2014 he was the only soloist selected for the International Guitar Foundation's Young Artist Platform which has led to performances in some of the UK's most prestigious guitar festivals.
Children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Violin and Piano
15:00:00, 6 November, 2016
Lana Trotovšek (Violin) and Yoko Misumi (Piano)

Our opening concert this season is on Sunday 6th November at 3pm. This is an internationally acclaimed duo and promises to be a great start to the season. Please remember that accompanied children are FREE. We want to encourage youngsters to see and hear the very best, whether they are budding instrumentalists or not. Adult admission is £12. Lana Trotovšek (Violin) and Yoko Misumi (Piano) Monymusk Arts Centre, Sunday 6 November 2016, 3.00pm
Roma Cafolla: “Emotions” for Violin and Piano
John Hearne: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Alfred Schnittke: Suite in Old Style
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No.2
Children free

Slovenian-born, London-based violinist Lana Trotovšek, described as "radiant" by Washington Post, was a student of Ruggiero Ricci. In September 2014 she appeared in two concerts with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and made her debut with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2012 with Prokofiev Concerto No.1.
Lana has performed in the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Frits Phillips in Eindhoven and elsewhere in Europe, China, UAE and USA.
Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Arte TV (France) and RTV (Slovenia). Lana has recorded for Meridian, Signum, Champs Hill and Hedone records. Her performances in 2015/16 include a coffee concert recital in the Wigmore Hall in June, the Tchaikovsky concerto with RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and conductor George Pehlivanian, Tchaikovsky concerto with Sarajevo Philharmonic and conductor Uros Lajovic, Brahms concerto with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Michigan in USA, Beethoven concerto with Zagreb Philharmonic in Lisinski Hall with conductor Hans Graf and Mendelssohn concerto with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Dirk Brosse in USA. Lana has already performed with a number of orchestras including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Soloists, Slovenian Philharmonic, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra Belgrade, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Concert Verein Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic among others. Lana has an extensive chamber music repertoire. She was the violinist of the Greenwich Trio, whose cellist was Stjepan Hauser (now member of the 2cellos) and pianist Yoko Misumi. They have won a number of prizes and awards including the George Solti Award and the Tunnell Trust Award and were protégées of Bernard Greenhouse. From 2011-2013, Lana was also the leading violinist of the Badke Quartet, the winners of Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
She started to play the violin when she was 4. At the age of 17, Lana was taken under the auspices of Ruggiero Ricci, who was her mentor for 18 months. She has also been guided by Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Pierre Amoyal, Tasmin Little, György Pauk, Edith Peinemann, Bernard Greenhouse and Menahem Pressler and has studied with Vasko Vassilev and Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky.
Lana Trotovšek was the recipient of the Prešseren Award of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which she received for her performance of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto in Slovenian Philharmonic Hall with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of George Pehlivanian in 2005. She plays on Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin (1750) on a loan from a private benefactor.

Yoko Misumi was born in Kyoto, Japan, to a musical family and started her piano lessons very early. At age 14 she received the Second Prize in the prestigious Kyoto Piano Competition. After graduating from Kyoto Music High School she moved to London, where she completed a B.Mus. degree at Trinity College of Music, and later two post-graduate diplomas.
Yoko's concert appearances include a highly acclaimed performance of Chopin’s "Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante" with the Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra under James Judd. Yoko has performed all around Japan and in Germany, Portugal, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, both as soloist and in  chamber music recitals. She has appeared in such prestigious venues as Kyoto Concert Hall, and in London in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Wigmore Hall, Adrian Boult Hall, and Regent Hall. In master classes Yoko has worked with Bernard Greenhouse and Dimitri Alexeev, among others.
She is the recipient of the First Prize of the John Longmire Beethoven Competition, Second Prize of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2005, the winner of the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Competition 2006 and the Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Duo Competition 2007 with cellist Stjepan Hauser.. Most recently she won the 2008 Alfred Kitchin Piano Competition. Currently, Yoko is the Leverhulme Scholar at Trinity College of Music, and also recipient of the TCM Founders' Prize for musical accomplishments.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Nova Scotia Jazz Band
15:00:00, 20 March, 2016
The Nova Scotia Jazz Band is firmly in the tradition of the swinging Dixieland groups led by Eddie Condon, Muggsy Spanier and Alex Walsh.

Featuring the lyrical yet powerful trumpet of Colin Steele, the banjo and guitar wizardry of Ross Milligan , the genuinely swinging string bass of Andy Sharkey and the clarinet, saxophones and vocals of John Burgess, the NSJB are a fresh take on the classical jazz style.

They have appeared all over Scotland and further afield winning the accolade of 'Best Early Jazz Band’ of the Scottish Jazz Awards of 2011.

Their repertoire includes Jazz and Rags from the 1920s and 30s, tunes made famous by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller. 3pm 20th March 2016. Admission £12, Children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
WILDSCAPE - An Afternoon of Words & Music
15:00:00, 28 February, 2016
Words by KENNETH STEVEN – poet
Music by RAEMOND JAPPY – Scots fiddler

Kenneth has his writing cabin in Aberfeldy, the place where he hides away to work on poetry and prose alike. The cabin is called Fredheim - the Norwegian for the House of Peace. That's the whole intention, to find a place as far away as possible from intrusion of any kind, to allow the words to flow.
There's no computer here, no mobile phone, no electronic disturbance whatsoever. The first book to be written here was Imagining Things, a collection of nature poems for children, and it took just four weeks to write.
The cabin has made all the difference.
Kenneth has written 25 books, mainly poetry but also prose and children’s as well.

Raemond Jappy from Aberdeen is well known in the Scottish Fiddle scene and they have collaborated several times before.

This recital will be different from our usual offering but promises to be a delightful occasion for all ages.

Admission £12, Children Free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Piston & Pipes
15:00:00, 17 January, 2016
Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) - Prince of Denmark’s March
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Concerto in D (after A Vivaldi)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Der hölle Rache
William Russell (1777-1813) - Voluntary in Bb Major No.9 *ORGAN SOLO
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) - Prayer of St Gregory
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) - Suite in D

Interval talk on the history of the organ by David Welch

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) – Sonata in D
Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955) - Andante
John Travers (1703-1758) Cornet voluntary *ORGAN SOLO
Sir George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987) - Elegy
Stanley Friedman (b1951) - Scherzo, Waltz and Fanfare from Solus *TRUMPET SOLO
James MacMillan (b1959) - From Galloway *CLARINET SOLO
Andrew Carter (b1939) - Scherzo from Petite Suite

The group goes under the name of 'Piston & Pipes' Tom Poulson - Trumpet and Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet.

Piston & Pipes were formed in 2011 to showcase the glorious and wide ranging palette of colours available at the hands, feet and lips of the trumpet and organ trio.Through innovative programming and a strong sense of spectacle in their recital performances they have quickly established themselves as one of the UKs leading exponents of trumpet and organ music. Notable recital venues include the Usher Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Carlisle Cathedral, St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Both are associated with Scotland's major orchestras.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
'Cello and piano
15:00:00, 22 November, 2015
A return visit by the distinguished Austrian 'cellist

Zoltan Kodaly - Sonata Op. 4 (1910)
Toro Takemitsu - "Orion" (1984 for F. Kitt)
Clemens Gadenstatter - "bersten/platzen" (2012 for F. Kitt)
Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne (1934)

Admission £12, Children free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
The Foyle Foundation Concert
15:00:00, 25 October, 2015
Schubert String Quartet No. 10 in E flat
John Hearne String Quartet No. 2
Janacek String Quartet No.2 "Intimate Letters"
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
15:00:00, 3 May, 2015
The Garioch Fiddlers need no introduction! Only £5 admission, children free.
Price: £5.00
Conc: £5.00
HOOT: Flute and Harp
15:00:00, 22 March, 2015
Helen MacLeod (Harp) and Emma Wilkins (Flute)

Witold Lutoslawski - 3 Fragments
J.S Bach - Sonata in G minor - movements 1 and 2
Claude Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Gareth Farr - Taheke

Edward McGuire - Cowal Colours (New Commission)
Jules Massenet - Meditation from 'Thais'
John Corigliano - Voyage
Astor Piazzolla - L 'histoire du Tango - Nightclub 1960

We like to perform quite an eclectic mix of music so hopefully there will be something there that everyone will enjoy!
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Golden Age of Jazz
15:00:00, 22 February, 2015
Dick Lee and his Swingtet from Edinburgh are to appear at the Monymusk Arts Centre at 3pm to play music from the Golden Age of jazz.

All welcome. Admission £12, Children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Aberdeen Sinfonietta Piano Trio
15:00:00, 25 January, 2015
Bryan Dargie (violin), Alison MacDonald (cello), and Drew Tulloch (piano).

Haydn - Piano Trio no. 26 in F sharp minor
Bloch - Two Pieces from Baal Shem (Pictures from Chassidic Life) for violin and piano
Schubert - Piano Trio in B flat, Op.99
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Djordje Gajic, Accordion
15:00:00, 30 November, 2014

J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue in d minor
D. Scarlatti – 5 Sonatas
C. Franck – Choral in b minor
W.A. Mozart – Andante in F
V. Zolotaryov – Sonata No2
I.Albeniz – Asturias
I. Albeniz - Cordoba
A.Repnikov - Capriccio
E. Villa-Lobos – Dance of a white indian

Djordje Gajic is accordion professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary’s Music School. He began his musical studies in Serbia at the age of six and finally graduated from the Russian Academy of Music in 1993. He has won many international competitions and has made many television and radio broadcasts. He has made appearances with the Russian state Orchestra, the RSNO, the BBC SSO as well as many solo recitals throughout Europe and the UK.
Djordje has an extensive repertoire of original music for accordion as well as transcription of music composed for other instruments. Works by Scarlatti, Bach, Mozartand ,Franck – and less well known Zolotaryoy, Albeiz, Renikov and Villa-Lobos will be included in this concert.

Please note the date – Sunday 30th November (the ad in the Kemnay News is wrong), 3pm in the Arts Centre, Monymusk. Children FREE
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Kapten Trio
15:00:00, 26 October, 2014
The first concert is approaching and will be in association with the Sound Festival. It is to be by the Kapten Trio and the finalised programme is as follows..

Arvo Part, Mozart-Adagio
Rory Boyle, Phaeton's Dancing Lesson
Helena Tulve, Lumineux/Opaque
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2
3pm Admission £12, children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Doric Festival in Monymusk
19:00:00, 7 October, 2014
For your diary: Tuesday 7th October – Doric Festival – 7pm – 8pm. The children entertain. Details to follow.
Price: On Contact
15:00:00, 23 March, 2014
This Early Music Ensemble conprises Kay Ritchie, flute, Cheryl Bell, oboe and Ed Jones, cello. and the programme will include music by Quantz, Telemann, Bach and Handel.

Admission £12, children free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Heller String Quartet
15:00:00, 23 February, 2014
Jean Fletcher, Ruth Kalitski violins, Sandra Campbell viola and Gareth John cello.

Haydn Op 20 No 2 in C major, 1) Moderato 2) Adagio 3) Menuetto, Allegretto 4) Fuga a 4 soggetti, Allegro.
Mendelssohn Op 44 No 1 in D major, 1) Molto Allegro Vivace 2) Menuetto, Un poco Allegretto 3) Andante espressivo ma con moto . 4) Presto con brio.
Price: £1.00
Conc: £1.00
Spencer-Strachan Duo – (Rachel Spencer - violin & Duncan Strachan - cello)
15:00:00, 26 January, 2014
The programme will centre around the theme of folk music influence in the classical tradition.
Our January concert brings Rachel Spencer, violin and Duncan Strachan, cello, who will be playing works from Edward McGuire (who has appeared at Monymusk) Erwin Schulhoff and Zoltan Kodaly.

Our guests met as students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and were well received at the AIYF. "enthralling versatility and intensity....power, panache and a remarkable intimacy" - Herald 2011.

Children free
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
JAZZ: Swing 2013 from Edinburgh
15:00:00, 24 November, 2013
This is the first venture into a jazz session at Monymusk...Swing 2013.

Hot Club style swing jazz, featuring jazz violin, acoustic rhythm guitar, guitar and double bass.
For the last 34 years audiences have warmed to the group's easygoing and informative presentation and the verve, musicality and good humour of the music.
Admission £12, children free.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Flute and Harp
15:00:00, 27 October, 2013
This Sunday we welcome Yvonne Paterson and Sharron Griffiths with that delightful combination of flute and harp. Yvonne is a Graduate of the RCM and has a Masters from RSAMD. She is a regular performer with the major Scottish orchestras, the Northern Sinfonia and Scottish Opera as well as being a regular on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4. Sharron is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and has recently relocated from London to Glasgow. She too is now a regular performer with the major Scottish orchestras and has also played with the BBC Symphony,Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the RTE Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the Northern Ballet Company. She has appeared in prestigious venues all over the world.

Their programme includes Bach, Jongen,Andres, Ravel, Damase, Harty,Mozart and Alwyn. Something for everyone. It will be a pleasure to welcome them to Monymusk on Sunday 27th October. I hope that you can join us.
Price: £12.00
Conc: £12.00
Sunday Concert - in Arts Centre
15:00:00, 24 March, 2013
The Delmege Quartet (London) play
Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No.6 in Bb Major - Allegro con brio -Adagio ma non troppo -Scherzo: Allegro
La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi Allegro
Shostakovich String Quartet no.1 op.49 in C Major -Moderato -Moderato -Allegro Molto -Allegro
Schumann String Quartet no.3 Op.41 in A Major -Andante espressivo- Allegro molto moderato -[Scherzo] Assai agitato -Adagio molto -Finale (Allegro molto vivace- Quasi Trio)
Price £10, children free.
All Welcome.
Thomas Aldren (21) – 1st violin, KCL Kirsty Lovie (20) – 2nd violin, RAM Elizabeth Boyce (20)– viola, RCM Hannah Innes (20)– ‘cello, RAM The Delmege Quartet is an exciting ensemble of young musicians who met at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2008. They have since all come to London to study music, and formed as a string quartet in October 2011. 2012 was a busy and exciting year: in January they received a scholarship from the esteemed Maggini Quartet, and as a result enjoyed a week of intensive tuition at Wellington College. They receive regular coaching at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, where they have performed in masterclasses with the Escher Quartet, Sacconi Quartet and Piatti Quartet. They also enjoyed performing at London’s King’s Place in a Chamber Studio masterclass with Krysia Osostowicz. In August they won first prize in the Norman Cooper Chamber Music Competition in Aberdeen, and their winning performance of Mendelssohn’s quartet in F minor was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland. In March they made their debut at the Wigmore Hall, an opportunity provided for them by the National String Quartet Weekend. The quartet is named after the late chamber music lover John Delmege, whose family generously funded the Maggini scholarship in his memory.

Price: £1.00
Conc: £1.00
Sunday Concert - in Arts Centre
15:00:00, 24 February, 2013
Immanuel Voigt, BMus Honours 4th Year Pianist.
Immanuel's recital will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schoenberg, Ravel, Khatchaturian and Liszt (further details to follow).

£5, children free

Immanuel Voigt was born in Hamburg, Germany, and started to play the piano at the age of five. Currently he is in his fourth year towards a BMus Hons degree at the University of Aberdeen, studying piano with Dr. Barbara Payne.

He is very active in the musical life of Aberdeen, performing at Lunchtime concerts at both the University, the Cowdray Hall and at the St. Andrew's Cathedral. He also performed with the University Symphony Orchestra as well as the University Choral Society. Recent awards include the 1st prize in the Chopin Class and 1st prize in the Open Piano Solo Class at the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival in 2010, the Alex Watters Memorial Award and the 1st Prize at the Derek Ogston Music Prize 2012. This year he also received the Mirhane McLaren Howard Award to participate in piano Masterclasses at Dartington International Summer School with Tamara Stefanovich and Helen Reid.
Price: £5.00
Conc: £5.00
Buffet Supper with music
18:30:00, 2 February, 2013
On Saturday 2nd February 2013, at Harthill Castle, Oyne, with Aberdeen Chamber Players String Quartet:
Bryan Dargie and Jean Fletcher (Violins)
Sandra Campbell (Viola)
Alison MacDonald ('Cello)
Music to include pieces by the Scottish composers James Oswald, Thomas Erskine (Earl of Kellie) and John McEwen; also by Dvorak, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Tickets £30 to include buffet supper available from Douglas Harper on 01467 651800 (and selling well).
Price: £30.00
Conc: £30.00
Florian Kitt recital
19:30:00, 12 November, 2012
A special Recital by the distinguished Austrian 'cellist Florian Kitt, with Aima Labra-Makk, piano.

Schumann - Phantasie-Stucke op 73
Debussy - Sonata
Nigel Osborne - Roma Diary II, written last year for Florian Kitt
Janacek - Pohadka (Fairy Tale)
Britten - Sonata in C op 65

"The performance was masterly, a blazingly impressive exhibition of really big playing, one which obviously relished the interpretation and technical challenge of the music" (Daily Telegraph).
Admission £10, children under 14 free.
Price: £10.00
Conc: £10.00
October Sunday Concert
15:00:00, 7 October, 2012
Well known and notable youngsters Freya Hall (Violin) and Iain Hall ('Cello), accompanied by Harry Williamson, present a varied selection of chamber music: Trio Sonata in F major, HWV 405, G.F.Handel (1685 – 1759) for Two Treble Recorders and Continuo; Sonata in G minor op.13a, no.6, A.L.Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) for Treble Recorder and Continuo; ----------- No. 1 of Three Duos arranged for Violin and ‘Cello, L. Van Beethoven transcr. Hermann (1770 – 1827); Sonata in A major, Op. 69, 1st mvt. L. Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) for ‘Cello and Piano; Original pieces, Op. 25, E. Krahmer (1795 – 1837) for Two Equal Recorders; ----------- Mira, S. Montague (b.1943)for Piano; Dans Espagnole, M. da Falla, arr. Kreisler (1876-1946) for Violin and Piano; Otono Porteno and Invierno Porteno, A. Piazzolla, arr. Jose Bragato (1921-1992) for Violin, Cello and Piano. All welcome, admission £5, children under 14 free.
Price: £5.00
Conc: £5.00
18:57:00, 25 March, 2012
Two recent graduates of RSAMD who have been described as 'scintillating enquiring minds', with Hedley Benson, principal trumpet with the BBC SSO. Not to be missed. Programme liable to slight change.

Corelli - Trio Sonata from Op.5

Ewazen - Pastoral
Price: £1.00
15:00:00, 19 February, 2012
"This local ensemble always delights at Monymusk, and this year promises to be no exception.
Price: On Contact
Traditional Music Workshop Concert
19:30:00, 4 February, 2012
This concert will be given by those attending the Traditional Music Workshop earlier in the day. For details of the Workshop please see under Events (left).
Price: On Contact
Concert Name
15:37:00, 14 January, 2012
Price: On Contact
15:00:00, 27 November, 2011
"Young professional trio Linda Coffin (flute), Sara Watts (clarinet) and Lawrence Perkins (bassoon) have recently formed the Cuillin Sound and will present the following varied programme:
Price: On Contact
19:30:00, 17 November, 2011
"Garioch Fiddlers will perform a range of their favourite marches, reels, air and waltzes from their current repertoire. Finishes 9pm.
Price: On Contact
Aberdeen Chamber Players
15:00:00, 13 March, 2011

With Joseph Long, piano
Price: On Contact
Classics to Celtic
15:00:00, 27 February, 2011

The Rhona MacKay Trio from Glasgow brings together three highly experienced solo and orchestral musicians, creating a unique ensemble of flute, harp and cello.
Price: On Contact
Heller String Quintet
15:00:00, 30 January, 2011

Boccherini Piano Quintet in C Major Op 57 (Posthomous No 6) ""The Military Night Watch in Madrid'.
Price: On Contact
15:00:00, 21 November, 2010

Piano 4 Hands has rapidly established a reputation as one of the leading piano duos of its generation. Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa are regular performers at London's Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre and the duo's recordings o
Price: £1.00
15:00:00, 31 October, 2010
"Flautists Jo Ashcroft, Sarah Hayes, Lee Holland and Yvonne Paterson will present a programme consisting of
Price: On Contact
Aberdeen Chamber Players
15:00:00, 21 March, 2010
"Bryan Dargie and Jean Fletcher (violins)
Price: On Contact
Kay Ritchie (Flute)
15:00:00, 28 February, 2010
"Kay Ritchie, the University of Aberdeen's Ogston Fellow, will give a recital of music by Purser, Bach and Poulenc. She will be accompanied by Drew Tulloch (piano)
Price: On Contact
Heller String Quartet
15:00:00, 24 January, 2010
"Works include Glinka 2nd Quartet in F major, , Dvorak Op51 in E flat major and Haydn Op76 no2 in D minor (""5ths"".
Price: On Contact
Concert Name The Gliondar Ensemble
15:00:00, 29 November, 2009
Description...Emma Roche, flute; Anne Rankin, oboe; Simon Browne, clarinet; Cliona Warren, bassoon; Fergus Kerr, French horn
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Concert Name Irene Drummond, Soprano with Alasdair Beatson, piano
15:00:00, 1 November, 2009
Description...Songs with words by Scottish poets by Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Francis George Scott, John Maxwell Geddes,Tom Cunningham, Judith Weir, James MacMillan, Lewis Forbes
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Sharona Joshua, fortepiano.
15:00:00, 29 March, 2009
"CPE Bach ~ Fanstasy in E flat, Rondo No 2 in C minor, Sonata No VI in F minor.
Price: On Contact
University Music
15:00:00, 22 February, 2009
"Rising Stars of the University.
Price: On Contact
Aberdeen Chamber Players
15:00:00, 18 January, 2009
Oboe Quartet ~ including:
Mozart Oboe Quartet
Gordon Jacob Oboe Quartet
String Trio
Oboe solo
Concessions for Monymusk residents, children 14 and under go free
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Ebony & Rosewood
15:00:00, 30 November, 2008
Philip Greene, clarinet
Mark Greene, marimba/percussion
This unusual father and son duo from Fife will present a colourful and varied programme, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Paul Reade, Sigmund Romberg, Benny Goodman and Philip Greene.
Concessions for
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Opening Concert
15:00:00, 26 October, 2008
Petra Peskova, pianist
Ogston Scholar
University of Aberdeen
children free
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
The Kandinsky Trio
15:00:00, 24 February, 2008
part of a Scottish Music Club tour
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
part of The Sound Festival
15:00:00, 25 November, 2007
Ruth Morley, flute
Scott Mitchell, piano
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
part of The Sound Festival
15:00:00, 28 October, 2007
Sandra Porter, mezzosoprano
Graeme McNaught, piano
contemporary songs by McGuire, Thomas Wilson, Ronald Stevenson and Martin Dalby
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
George Chittenden
15:00:00, 22 April, 2007
organ recital
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
The Renardy Trio
15:00:00, 25 March, 2007
Ian Humphries, violin
Mark Denman, viola
Bozidar Vukotic, 'cello
Price: £7.50
Conc: £5.00
Astaria Quartet
15:00:00, 25 February, 2007
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Gareth John, 'cello
15:00:00, 28 January, 2007
programme to be advised
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
The Uncommon Harp
15:00:00, 19 November, 2006
Ruth Wall
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
Scottish Clarinet Quartet
15:00:00, 29 October, 2006
programme to be advised
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
George Chittenden
00:00:00, 23 April, 2006
This concert is cancelled - apologies for any inconvenience (there were too many clashes)
Price: On Contact
The Campbell Duo
15:00:00, 26 March, 2006
Hugh Campbell ~ guitar and Vicky Campbell ~ flute
Dowland, Katchaturian and Piazzolla
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
Aberdeen Chamber Players
15:00:00, 26 February, 2006
Bryan Dargie and Sue Muir ~ violins
Julian Marx and Sandra Thomson ~ violas
Gareth John ~ 'cello
Beethoven, Quintet in C minor
Moeran, Trio in G
Mozart, Quintet in G minor
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
Chalmers Mackay Music School presents
14:30:00, 5 February, 2006
An Afternoon of Baroque Music
The First in a Series of Classical Music Concerts with performances from their highly talented team of Tutors
Victor Kapoor, piano ~ Ruby Mackay, piano/harpsichord ~ Katrina Eadie, flute ~ Robbie Mackay, classical guita
Price: £4.00
Harriet Davidson and Claire Haslin
15:00:00, 29 January, 2006
"Harriet Davidson, 'cello
Price: On Contact
Glasgow String Quartet
15:00:00, 27 November, 2005
Bill Chandler
Price: £8.00
Conc: £6.00
Phoenix Brass
15:00:00, 30 October, 2005
Concession for Friends, children under 14 go free.
Price: £6.00
Phoenix Brass Quintet
15:00:00, 1 October, 2005
Chris Lund
Price: £7.00
Conc: £5.00
Scottish Flute Trio and guitar
15:00:00, 24 April, 2005
Sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.
Concessions for Friends, children under 14 go free.
Price: £6.00
Conc: £4.00
Chrysanth Trio
15:00:00, 20 March, 2005
Viola, clarinet, piano.
Sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.
Price: £6.00
Auriga Ensemble
15:00:00, 27 February, 2005
Saxophone and string quartet.
Sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.
Price: £6.00
Glasgow String Quartet
15:00:00, 30 January, 2005
Sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.
Price: £6.00
The Duthie Ensemble
15:00:00, 28 November, 2004
"Anne Rankin ~ oboe

Price: On Contact
Pendulum Brass Quintet
15:00:00, 31 October, 2004
"Sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.
Price: On Contact

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