Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Saturday at the Wighton!

From Sheena Wellington :

Friends of Wighton’s Cappuccino Concert on Saturday 19th April features Paul Livingston, on the violin/viola.

Perth born Paul Livingston is one of Scotland's finest young musicians, a multiple prize-winner recently awarded the Bayreuth Scholarship 2014 (Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung) by the Wagner Society Scotland.    He auditioned at the master classes of the Franz Liszt Hochschüle and was accepted in the class, and later as a private pupil, of Prof Ozim at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg.

After four years at Aberdeen School of Music, Paul was awarded, in 2006, the Stevenson Scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where his teacher was Angus Ramsay.     During his time at the Academy, Paul was awarded prizes in the Dunbar-Gerber and Ian D Watt Chamber Music Competitions, and also won several prizes for academic music.

Since February 2011, he has been a student of Mark Gothóni in Berlin.    He has studied and performed with some of Europe's finest violinists and chamber musicians, among them Ilya Gringolts, Paul Coletti, Paul Rivinius and Thomas Füri.

Paul has performed as a chamber musician in many prestigious venues and at festivals in the UK, mainland Europe and Scandinavia.    He has performed at the Usher Hall, Greyfriars Kirk and St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Music Hall, Cowdray Hall and Elphinstone Hall, Aberdeen, Stavanger Cathedral, American Cathedral in Paris, and in festivals such as the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland and the Konturen Festival, near Cologne, Germany.    He's recently toured with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and the assembled members of the Scottish Parliament and broadcast on BBC TV and Radio.  His studies have been generously supported by The Cross Trust and the EMI Foundation.

Taking place at the Wighton Heritage Centre in the Central Library, the concert starts at 11am (doors open, coffee available from 10.30am) – tickets are £5 at the door.