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Season 2016/2017


7th September 2016

SINAE LEE (piano)

South-Korean born, but resident in Scotland, Sinae is a sought after chamber musician, soloist and collaborator. Performing the opening concert of the season, Sinae will play Mozart’s Sonata in D, K.576; Nocturne in C minor, Op.48, No.1 and Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60 (both by Chopin) and conclude with Beethoven’s Sonata in C minor, Op.111.

21st September 2016


The Glasgow Guitar Quartet is a young, dynamic guitar ensemble of emerging chamber music artists resident in Glasgow. Ever popular at Westbourne Music, this guitar concert will feature a mixed programme of classical guitar quartets.

5th October 2016

JOHN CUSHING (clarinet) with SCOTT MITCHELL (piano)

Ex-principal clarinet with the RSNO (1978- 2014), John Cushing presents his duo recital “The Peacock Clarinet” with acclaimed chamber musician and pianist Scott Mitchell. Comprising works such as Honneger’s Sonatine, the ravishing Sonata for clarinet and piano by Poulenc, the virtuosic Premiere Rhapsodie by Debussy and the evocative From Galloway by James MacMillan.

19th October 2016


Celebrated as one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles, Westbourne Music is delighted to welcome back our resident string quartet of the season to perform Nicolson’s Quartet no.3, Quartet no. 4 by Shostakovich and MacMillan’s Memento.

2nd November 2016

AILEEN SWEENEY (accordion)

Currently a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aileen showcases the repertoire and sounds of the classical accordion. Her recital will feature Sonata no2 by A. Kusaykov; L’entretien des Muses by Rameua; Le Grand Tango by Piazzolla and 3 preludes by Gershwin. This eclectic and varied programme also includes a special guest on viola!

16th November 2016

FIONA JOICE (mezzo-soprano)

Westbourne Music is delighted to present the Scottish vocalist Fiona Joice to perform a varied recital with works by Bach (Laudamus te); Schubert (various); Britten’s intimate A charm of lullabies culminating with the aria Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Rossini. Fiona is a young talent very much in demand – we look forward to hearing her perform for her home audience!

30th November 2016

EMMA ROCHE (flute)

“A Celebration of Jean Pierre Rampal.” Rampal was the first modern flute superstar and one of the most recorded classical artists of all time. He not only popularised the flute as a solo instrument in the post War period but also revived many eighteenth century pieces that would otherwise have been forgotten. This recital will include some of these Baroque masterpieces alongside staples of the modern repertoire of which he is the dedicatee. Programme to include Telemann, Bach, Poulenc, Faure and Debussy.

14th December 2016


RCS Voices (conducted by Timothy Dean) presents a seasonal concert showcasing the exceptional voices of emerging young talent. A mixed and varied programme features works by Victoria, Tallis, Poulenc and more contemporary arrangements. This concert is a distinctive celebration of the beauty of unaccompanied voices, in the wonderful setting of the Merchants Hall.

1st February 2017

TOMMY SMITH AND BRIAN KELLOCK (jazz sax and piano)

Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists team up to bring you a beautiful and imaginative duo. Not surprisingly, the press has applauded them with phrases such as ‘bewitching layers of delicacy’, ‘full flight’, ‘spontaneous invention’ and ‘sheer artistry’. This dynamic duo perform tracks from their three CDs on Spartacus records: Bezique, Symbiosis & Whispering of the Stars which feature the great American & European songbook.

15th February 2017


Westbourne Westbourne Music is delighted to present the young (but very in demand) tenor Luke Sinclair. Already a major prize winner (Kammer Schloss Rheinsberg International Singing Competition), Luke will be performing excerpts from some of Mahler's best loved works such as Das Knaben Wunderhorn and Das Lied von der Erde alongside songs by Duparc and further excerpts from 8 Gedichte ‘Letzte Blätter’ by Richard Strauss. This concert promises to be a highlight of the season.

1st March 2017


Hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” (The Herald), the Maxwell Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as a dynamic and exciting force in the chamber music world. Formed in 2010, the quartet now performs regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with tours in Europe and further afield.

15th March 2017


This competition is a highly sought after performance prize open to students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. For further updates (early 2017) on the winners, please follow us on facebook or via twitter. We will publicise the featured concert once confirmed.

29th March 2017


Hear the eclectic piano sounds of Cuban national Daniel Hart! Performing a mixture of classical pieces with the spices of Latin music, this young artist will make you want to dance!

12th April 2017


Matthew makes a welcome return to Westbourne House to perform a rare concert at home in Scotland. To celebrate the launch of his fourth solo recording Matthew presents a celebration of Scottish & Irish music for Classical Guitar including works by Thomas Moore, Maxwell Davies, Neil Gow and Peter Stewart alongside his own transcriptions of Scottish Lute music.

26th April 2017

ANDREA GAJIC (violin), AARON SHORR (piano), and ALISON WELLS (cello)

We are sorry to announce that the Rembrandt Trio can no longer be with us on the 26th of April. We are, however, delighted to welcome three world class musicians to Westbourne, who will perform the same programme of Rachmaninov’s soulful Trio Elegiaque no. 1 partnered with the ever popular Archduke Trio op 97 by Beethoven.

24th May 2017


The Quartet is committed to showcasing the breadth and depth of the exceptional quartet repertoire – as such, the Edinburgh Quartet will perform Tippett’s Quartet No. 2 alongside Haydn’s Quartet Op.77 no.2 in F Major.

7th June 2017


The Merchants Hall is home to a piano of exceptional quality which fills the acoustic of the hall beautifully. To showcase the wonderful instrument, exquisite repertoire, and some of the upcoming musical stars of the future, this concert will feature soloists from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland performing extracts from the end of year recital examinations.

21st June 2017


Finally, Raucous Rossini will be presenting the Helios Collective with our director Ella Marchment's production of the brand new work 'Il letto', about Puccini. A tale of infidelity, great music, and untimely death. What could be more operatic!

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Programme curated by Helen McVey.

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