Guild to glide into Mellerstain

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The Borders Music and Arts Society’s autumn programme commences at 7.30pm next Thursday, September 27, at Mellerstain House, with a piano recital by Christopher Guild.

Increasingly in demand throughout UK, Christopher has played Bach’s concerto in D minor in Milton Keynes, a Shostakovitch concerto for piano trumpet and strings in the Isle of Wight, and Beethoven’s fifth concerto in Bristol in recent months.

He has also performed on BBC Radio 3 and has been called upon by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia as an orchestral keyboardist.

Born in Elgin, Christopher was educated at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. At the age of 15 he was the youngest ever winner of the Moray piano competition and went on to gain a full scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he gained a first class honours degree and won several coveted prizes.

The recital will include Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and also works by Janacek and Schubert.

Visit the society’s website for further details – www.bordersmusicandartssociety.co.uk – and phone Kathy Carroll on 01835 864120 for tickets.