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Season 2023/24


4th October 2023

Resol String Quartet

Taking their name from the Catalan word meaning “reflection of sunlight”, the members of the quartet come from a great variety of backgrounds but were brought together by their shared vision to make classical music more inclusive and accessible both in the present and for the future. 

In a constant pursuit for excellence, these young artists share their joy of music making and act as ambassadors for chamber music, keeping it alive in today’s society.

11th October 2023

Sasha Savaloni and Tim Beattie (Guitar)

Guitar duo Sasha Savaloni and Tim Beattie take the stage, showcasing the versatility and artistry of the guitar through a diverse musical landscape. Experience the passion and elegance of Enrique Granados and Fernando Sor's timeless compositions alongside captivating works by North American composers Caroline Shaw and Robert Nathaniel Dett, in innovative new arrangements for two guitars.

18th October 2023

The Silver Keys Clarinet Quartet

The Silver Keys is a clarinet quartet based in Scotland. The current members are Laura Hundert, Pawel Jaworski, Matas Ščerbauskas, and Jennifer Moss. The Silver Keys are unbound by genre and enjoy performing new works for clarinet quartet as well as arrangements of well-known pieces as they highlight the clarinet’s wide- ranging ability to perform all styles of music. 

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8th November 2023

Edinburgh String Quartet

Our world class resident string quartet returns to Westbourne once again. We are delighted that this quartet calls Westbourne its Glasgow home.


Puccini Crisantemi | Kodaly string quartet Op 10 No 2 | Ravel quartet.

22nd November 2023

Hannah Rarity (Voice)

We are thrilled to invite award-winning singer, Hannah Rarity to Westbourne this season. She has made a lasting impression since being warmly embraced by the folk world, winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2018) and recording and touring with top acts Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura, Niteworks and Cherish the Ladies.

6th December 2023

Andrea Gajic (Violin) and Djordje Gajic (Accordion)

We are delighted to welcome back to Westbourne this powerhouse duo. Come along to hear virtuosi Andrea and Djordje Gajic perform an eclectic programme of works for the evocative combination of violin and accordion.

13th December 2023

JAZZ WEEK - Matt Carmichael (Saxophone) and

Fergus McCreadie (Piano)

A mutual love of traditional music and jazz underpins the work of this unique Scottish duo, both finalists in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of The Year. Through years of playing together, Matt Carmichael (saxophone) and Fergus McCreadie (piano) have developed an intimate knowledge of one another’s playing and compositional styles which they harness to produce stunning and delightfully spontaneous performances. We are thrilled to have them at Westbourne for our final concert of the year.

24th January 2024

Katherine Bryan (Flute) and Ed Cohen (Piano)

In a welcome return to Westbourne, we are pleased to have Katherine Bryan, Principal Flute of the RSNO, and a renowned concerto soloist, joined by Edward Cohen, a versatile and in-demand pianist who collaborates with top musicians in Scotland. They are both RCS lecturers and have been featured as a duo on BBC Radio and Classic FM.

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Lili Boulanger: D’un Vieux Jardin
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne
Cyril Scott: Lotus Land
Aileen Sweeney: As the Gloaming Falls
Sofia Gubaidulina: Song of the Fisherman
Elizabeth Maconchy: Spring Waters
Jay Capperauld: The Pathos of Broken Things
Georges Hüe: Fantaisie

7th February 2024

Simon Fischer (Violin) and Peter Evans (Piano)

World famous violinist Simon Fischer is delighted to perform an exhilarating programme for Westbourne Music. The programme includes masterpieces from the violin and piano repertoire, as well as lesser known gems, such as Fischer's own transcription of Fanny Mendelssohn's 'Notturno', here receiving its first performance following publication by Edition Peters.

Beethoven, Sonata for piano and violin in E flat, Op. 12 No. 3

Schubert, Sonatina in A minor, Op. 137 No. 2 

F. Mendelssohn, Notturno (arr. Fischer)

Debussy, Sonata in G minor for violin and piano


14th February 2024

RCS Opera School

Returning after their phenomenal popularity with audiences over the last five seasons, the Alexander Gibson Opera School will present a varied programme of operatic arias showcasing the best of young singing talent training in Scotland. This is the first of their two performances this season.

21st February 2024

Aaron Shorr and Fali Pavri (Piano)

We are delighted to have this unique opportunity to present two of the finest pianists that Scotland has to offer. To have the Head of Keyboard and the Associate Head of Keyboard from the RCS in a four hand recital promises to be a superb performance you would not want to miss.

Schubert: Rondo in A major op 107
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Chabrier: Espana
Ravel : La Valse

6th March 2024

Soteria Ensemble

Soteria is a dynamic piano trio that formed at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Initially started in 2019, the trio consisted of Daria, Sarah and Edyta, and in 2012/22, expanded their ensemble by inviting violinist Laetitia, forming a stable ensemble, known for their passion and versatility.

20th March 2024

Aura Ensemble (Baroque)

Members of the Aura Ensemble all hail from different corners of the world but are united through their shared appreciation of early music repertoire and in particular the Baroque period. The group consists of active musicians in Glasgow’s vibrant classical music scene: Ines Mayhew-Begg (Soprano), Tiffany Vong (Harpsichord), Marina Sanchez Cabello (Cello), and Sagnick Mukherjee (Violin), all graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

3rd April 2024

The Wallace Collection Quintet

In celebration of John's 75th year, John Wallace and The Wallace Collection quintet will share a variety of works from their current research, including the first known performances of some recently re-discovered mid-19th century gems played on original period instruments.

17th April 2024

Andrew McTaggart (Voice) and Andrew Forbes (Piano)

Baritone Andrew McTaggart and pianist Andrew Forbes will perform a varied programme of English songs inspired by folk traditions and the rich heritage of British poetry. Spanning the Atlantic over the last century, we will hear songs by Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Errollyn Wallen, Frank Bridge, Muriel Herbert and Nico Muhly.

1st May 2024

Marianna Abrahamyan (Piano) and Lewis Banks (Saxophone)

Scottish saxophonist Lewis Banks and Armenian pianist Marianna Abrahamyan met at an audition in 2017, and by 2019 had made their London debut at The Purcell Room.  No strangers to diverse and adventurous programming, the duo will deliver a singular recital experience at the Glasgow Art Club, combining the sublimity of Bach with the fiery, flamenco influences of Santiago Baez (via Bizet and Ella Fitzgerald) and everything in - between.

15th May 2024

RCS Opera School

Returning after their phenomenal popularity with audiences over the last five seasons, the Alexander Gibson Opera School will present a varied programme of operatic arias showcasing the best of young singing talent training in Scotland. This is the second performance of the season.

5th June 2024

Spanish Roses: Marina Sanchez-Cabello (Cello) and Ana Romero (Trumpet)

A distinctive and captivating collaboration that combines the expressive power of the trumpet with the rich and resonant tones of the cello. This dynamic duo creates an innovative and unique blend of sound that is both passionate and melodious. Each instrument shines individually while creating a cohesive and harmonious whole. A celebration of latin rhythms with many surprises to mark the end of the 2023/24 season.

To reserve tickets for this season's concert series, please visit our Tickets page.

Programme curated by Ankna Arockiam

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