Gina and Nigel make a classic duo

eastgate performances. Gina McCormack.
eastgate performances. Gina McCormack.

MUSIC In Peebles presents Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton on Thursday, January 12 at the town’s Eastgate Theatre.

Gina, pictured left, is a well-established violinist with regular solo appearances at London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre and at venues across the country.

eastgate performances. Nigel Clayton.

eastgate performances. Nigel Clayton.

She has performed at many British Festivals, including the City of London, Henley, Edinburgh, Buxton, Aldeburgh and Salisbury Festivals, and has appeared as soloist in the UK with the Hallé and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras and the former Bournemouth Sinfonietta.

Tours abroad have taken her to France, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic, South Africa and South America, and, most recently, to Austria and Switzerland.

In July, 2008, Gina joined the Maggini Quartet as leader, but left the group in March 2010 to focus on her solo work, continuing a long association with pianist Nigel Clayton. Since then, the duo has had engagements in Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, and all around the UK.

Gina is a professor of violin at Trinity College of Music and she teaches at summer festivals in Norway and Denmark, as well as giving occasional masterclasses at the Barratt-Due Institute in Oslo.

In Peebles, the duo will perform a programme of French and German masterpieces, including, in the year marking the 150th anniversary of his birth, the final work completed by Claude Debussy.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12, but they are free for Music In Peebles members as well as schoolchildren.

Call 01721 725777 for more information.