Friday, August 16, 2013

Elisabeth Flett : Cappuccino Concert, Saturday 17th August

Elisabeth Flett
Latest news from Friends of Wighton, with thanks to Sheena Wellington:

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library - Cappuccino Concert

Saturday 17th August,  11am (coffee available from 10.30am)

Elisabeth Flett, violin   : Tickets £5 (includes coffee)                 
Six years after she made her Wighton debut, aged 11, gifted young musician Elisabeth Flett returns to the Wighton on Saturday 17th August, prior to her journey to London's prestigious Guildhall

The daughter of a violin teacher and an amateur viola player, Elisabeth was destined (or doomed!) for a life involved with music. She started playing the piano and violin aged four, and quickly added more instruments to her repertoire. Elisabeth was home educated for fifteen years, which gave her time to expand her musical abilities as well as enjoying hobbies and social activities such as drama, dance, art and creative writing. She studied viola, piano and composition at the Junior section of the Royal Scottish Conservatoire 2006 - 2009 and for the past two years has been attending Dundee College, first as an NQ Theatre Arts student and then as a student on one of the College's Access courses.

Elisabeth has played in an eclectic mix of music groups, including Dundee Symphony Orchestra (viola and violin), St Andrews Baroque Ensemble (violin and recorder), Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra(violin) and a folk group called Three's a Crowd (fiddle, guitar, whistle), and is the leader of the Ferryport String Quartet.

In September 2013 she is heading off to London to study for a BMus in Classical Recorder at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Elisabeth combines Scottish folk music with classical, rock and jazz styles to create a unique sound that will have your toes tapping! She is a dynamic performer and a fresh new talent on the folk scene - we are guaranteed a thoroughly enjoyable hour's entertainment.