Travel Day

We have arrived in Dumfries last night, the first stop of our tour! There was the unique blend of mist and drizzle in the air (we learnt a new word, ‘mizzle’) but other than that we were treated to an exceptionally mild Scottish evening for this time of the year. We kick things off with an afternoon workshop for the local school children and then we will get ready for our evening recital.

We are thrilled about the music we will share with the audiences on this tour. Works by the genius Mendelssohn siblings, Fanny and Felix in the first half, and our favourite Shostakovich quartet in the second half. Felix’s connections with Scotland and love for its exceptional beauty are known far and wide, and we’re excited to see what happens for us when we bring his music to this wonderful country many years later. We also have a very personal connection with Scotland and the Shostakovich’s 3rd quartet, we played this piece on the Isle of Coll in 2021 in what was our first performance to a live audience since the start of the pandemic.

We are excited about playing this programme at the unique venue that is Moat Brae House, the birth place of Peter Pan!