Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Laura van der Heidjen and Tom Poster (cello and piano) - MusicNairn - Sunday October 4th in Nairn Community and Arts Centre

A Music Nairn spokesperson told the Gurn:

"18 year old cellist Laura van der Heidjen has already made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent.

In 2012 she won the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year playing Walton’s cello concerto, the critics praising the intense beauty and expressivity of her playing, and since then she has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the EU Chamber Orchestra.

This season she is developing her playing with orchestral and chamber tours, before continuing her musical studies at Cambridge University.

For her Music Nairn concert she teams up with eminent pianist, composer, arranger and broadcaster Tom Poster.
Tom Poster and Laura van der Heidjen
Tom, having also been recognised very young with his first concerto appearance at age 13, has since appeared multiple times at the Proms, and with the UK’s most prestigious orchestras. His outstanding artistry and versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has been highly critically praised.

Their programme for Sunday night features two of the best loved works of the cello/piano repertoire, Beethoven’s third sonata Op 69, and Rachmaninov’s passionate and yearning Op 19 sonata in G minor. Written in 1901 after a period of depression and creative block, Rachmaninov felt the piece marked him being ‘born again as a composer’

Two lesser known but very engaging works, Glinka’s Viola Sonata arranged for cello, and James Macmillan’s short meditation ‘Kiss on Wood’ complete the programme for what should be a very special night for Music Nairn."

Laura van der Heidjen and Tom Poster (cello and piano)
Date: Sunday 4th October 7.30pm
Venue: Nairn Community and Arts Centre Tickets: Nairn Community Centre in advance, at the door or

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