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21 June  Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)

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Concerts take place at Mellerstain House, commencing at 7:30 unless otherwise stated. Tickets should be booked in advance since the Music Room has limited capacity.

 

21 June  Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)

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21 June  Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano)

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This is our Midsummer Concert with a wonderful programme of music by acclaimed artists Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton.

Prior to the concert you are invited to a celebratory reception with canapés, Prosecco and sparkling Elderflower Presse.

Programme for June 21

Mendelssohn Sonata in F major (1838)

Schumann-Kreisler Romance

Brahms Sonata in A major, Op 100

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Clara Schumann Two Romances

Saint-Saëns Sonata in D minor

 

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Gina McCormack is well established as one of Britain’s leading artists, with regular solo appearances at London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre and at venues across the country. 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 Holland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Gina also leads the orchestra for all Matthew Bourne’s Ballet Shows, both on CD and “live” in London, and has probably played the violin solos in his famous “Swan Lake” production over 200 times. For 11 years Gina was Professor of Violin at Trinity College of Music, London, and is now teaching at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

 

 

 Nigel Clayton studied with Stephen Savage and Angus Morrison at the Royal College of Music London, where he won prizes in every category of piano performance and was awarded the College’s yearly prize for his Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst there, a particular interest in chamber music and accompanying developed and was further encouraged by international prizes from competitions in London, New York (Concert Artist Guild) and from the English Speaking Union. Nigel has appeared at most of the music clubs and festivals in Great Britain, appearing regularly on the BBC’s radio network, at the Wigmore hall, and at the South Bank Centre, where he has given more than fifty recitals. 

He has performed many times in Japan including two concerto performances in Tokyo and a solo recital tour and has recently returned from his first recital and lecture tour of Indonesia. Apart from longstanding partnerships with Gina McCormack, Lionel Handy, Elizabeth Anderson, Michael Cox, Lorraine McAslan and Joan Enric Lluna, Nigel has appeared with Madeleine Mitchell, Michael Collins, Sylvia Marcovici, Ofra Harnoy, Tasmin Little and Bryan Rayner Cook, the Chilingirian, Sorrel, Bridge, Maggini and Bingham Quartets and with instrumentalists from Japan, Korea, Canada, Spain, America, Poland and Iceland. 

He is principal teacher of piano at the North East of Scotland Music School, Aberdeen, and is a professor on the keyboard faculty at the Royal College of Music, London.