Christina back in Borders

Renowned Scottish classical pianist Christina Lawrie returns to the Borders for a concert in Peebles on Tuesday.

The young, award-winning musician will make her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in May, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto at Dundee's Caird Hall – but Borderers will be treated to an exclusive programme closer to home when she comes to the Eastgate Theatre.

Christina last visited the region less than a year ago when she delighted Hawick Music Club with a selection of masterpieces from the likes of Beethoven, Handel and Medelssohn, and next week's concert in Peebles will include music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Messiaen and Liszt.

Winner of the Dewar Award – Scotland's highest accolade for emerging artists – Christina was hailed by International Piano magazine as a rising star with "formidable intellect and boundless technique".

Her recent engagements include live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, a performance at the Cheltenham Music Festival and a recital at the Purcell Room for the South Bank Centre's Fresh Young Musicians' Platform.

She studied at Chetham's School of Music under Polish pianist Ryszard Bakst before going on to read music at Trinity College, Cambridge. Subsequently, the Royal College of Music awarded her a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship and she later worked with Vanessa Latarche at the Royal Academy of Music.

It has been a busy year for the classical pianist with performances from London to Orkney and further afield across Europe. And, to top it all off, she was married in August at Trinity College Chapel in Cambridge.

Tickets for Tuesday's concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are available from the venue by calling 01721 725777.

Entry for children is free.