Violinist Emma Donald and pianist Ailsa Aitkenhead join forces to perform Brahms’ violin sonata in G Major at the Scottish Arts Club.
Members by donation.
Guests: £12.00 via Eventbrite.
Emma Donald (violin):
From the Highlands of Scotland, Emma has been playing the violin since the age of 8. Growing up, she enjoyed learning both classical and traditional Scottish music, and has strived to keep both passions running simultaneously. She has a first class honours degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, where she was leader of the three main student orchestras. Emma is a founding member of the Fyrish String Quartet, the Hans Gal Trio, and the neo-trad fiddle and clarsach duo, Turadh. She has worked with Scottish Ballet, and with up and coming opera group, Magnetic Opera, where she was the soloist for their production of Menotti’s The Medium in London.
Ailsa Aitkenhead (piano):
Ailsa Aitkenhead is a freelance pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She studied piano accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; where she graduated with distinction, achieved the Alex Menzies award for an outstanding accompanist and was highly commended in the governors recital prize. Since then she has worked as a staff accompanist at Edinburgh University and St Andrews University. She has recently been awarded a post as pianist in residence for the Reid Consort. She frequently performs: as a soloist, with her three choirs and with numerous collaborative projects.