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Applications will be accepted from Monday 18th February 2013.
An excellent opportunity for string players in Aberdeenshire and beyond..
Originally performed at Celtic Connections 2011, Contours of Cairngorm brings together four of Scotland’s most celebrated traditional musicians: pianist Mhairi Hall, fiddler/violinist Patsy Reid, guitarist Michael Bryan and percussionist Fraser Stone. The music, specially orchestrated by Patsy and Mhairi for the renowned Edinburgh Quartet, successfully showcases traditional Scottish music, whilst combining classical approaches to performing and learning.
Thanks to financial assistance from Enterprise Music Scotland, the successful applicants will assume the role of the string quartet, learning the art of ensemble playing at the forefront of the Scottish music scene. The experience will be extremely beneficial to all bowed string players interested in experiencing traditional music from a classical approach or vice-versa. As a result, instrumentalists from both backgrounds would find the process highly challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.
Who can take part?
If you play the fiddle, violin, viola, cello and are of a Grade 4 standard (or equivalent), please do not hesitate in applying. We hope to attract all ages and abilities, whilst ensuring the project will be of equal benefit to all.
What will happen?
From 9.30 am on Saturday 20th April, the appointed string players will learn Contours of Cairngorm under the direction and expertise of Patsy, Mhairi, Michael and Fraser. That very night, they will perform the piece in the Woodend Barn, Banchory alongside the Mhairi Hall Trio and Patsy Reid.
How do I apply?