Rising star to play Mellerstain

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Cellist, Jessie Ann Richardson will give a recital on Thursday, August 7, at Mellerstain House.

Jessie is rapidly establishing herself as both a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and Europe, having thrilled audiences with her virtuoso and sensitive musicianship.

Her programme for Mellerstain is built around Johann Sebastian Bach’s ’cello suites No. 2 and No. 3.

Chosen by the Park Lane Group for their prestigious Young Artist Series, Jessie made her London Purcell Room Debut in January 2011. Having studied at the Purcell School, then at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and Moray Welsh, Jessie won the Herbert Walenn Prize for cello and graduated with the highest honours.

She is a founding member of the renowned Piatti Quartet, which has won many prizes. A busy concert schedule has taken the quartet all over the UK as well as Australia, Spain, Austria and France.

Jessie currently plays a Celoniatus Cello made in Turin around 1741, kindly lent to her by anonymous donors.

There will also be a supper at the close of the recital, with the opportunity to meet Jessie, which must be pre-booked.

The concert begins at 7.30pm, and tickets are priced £13.50 for members and £17.50 for non-members. Supper, which is optional, is £6 extra.

For further information and tickets, please contact Borders Music and Arts Society concert secretary, Mrs Pauline Walker, on 01750 21687.