ACMC 84th season

Monday 8 October 2018

Murray, Kathryn, Matthew and Rose McLachlan

Murray is already well known to Aberdeen audiences as an excellent concert pianist.  For this first concert of the season he will be joined by his wife, Kathryn Page, also an established pianist, and two of their teenage family, Matthew and Rose, to perform this lovely and varied programme.


Monday 19 November 2018

Leonore Piano Trio

Tim Horton, Benjamin Nabarro, and Gemma Rosefield

This trio brings together three internationally acclaimed musicians, who gave a wonderful concert during our 2014-15 season. Gramophone Magazine says of them “Hard to imagine playing of greater empathy – the Leonores play with truly glorious affection and security.”


Monday 3 December 2018

Maxwell String Quartet

Colin Scobie, George Smith, Elliot Perks and Duncan Strachan

Regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, these four talented musicians formed the quartet in 2010 when they were post-graduate students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Last year they won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, with performances hailed by Strad Magazine as “Superb storytelling by four great communicators.”


Monday 14 January 2019

Navarra String Quartet

Magnus and Marije Johnston, Simone van der Gressen and Brian O’Kane

Formed in 2002, the quartet now has an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. They perform in many countries and run their own annual festival in the Netherlands.  They worked closely with the composer Peteris Vasks before recording his first three quartets, and they will play his fourth quartet here in Aberdeen.


Monday 11 February 2019

JESS GILLAM (Saxophone) with ZEYNEP ÖZSUCA (Piano)

In 2016, aged 17, Jess played in the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, having been the first competitor to win the woodwind final on saxophone. Although still a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, she performs regularly all over the UK and played in two 2017 Prom concerts.

Zeynep is a renowned Turkish pianist with wide experience of chamber music playing, and as well as duos with Jess and with clarinettist husband Sacha Rattle, she works at Glyndebourne Opera.


Monday 11 March 2019

Ensemble Burletta

Shelley Levy (Clarinet) and Katalin Kertesz, Lucy Hewson, Nichola Blakey and Cressida Nash (Strings)

The ensemble explores music for clarinet, strings and piano in different combinations, and recently recorded Hans Gál’s music for these combinations, including his clarinet quintet which they will perform at this concert.  As an ensemble they have performed in Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Canada and South America, but this will be their first concert in Scotland.

Please note that programmes and ensemble members are liable to alteration.