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Local pianist Neil Georgeson will be returning to Shetland for the first weekend of the Johnsmas Foy to play a concert at The Town Hall, Lerwick on Sunday June 21st 2009.

Neil performed at last year’s Foy, and two years ago played alongside violinist David Worswick who will also be returning to play this year. The programme will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bach and Ärvo Part, as well as an exciting contemporary work by Schnittke.

Neil and David have worked together for more than six years, since meeting at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and are now Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music.  They thrilled the audience at their last Shetland recital, for which Neil composed a new work.  Neil performs regularly in his native Shetland and is always an audience favourite.  He has been combining concerts with teaching over the past three years, and been involved in exciting artistic collaborations across the world, as soloist and chamber musician, most recently in Spain (baroque chamber music), France (opera), Taiwan (multimedia concert tour), Hong Kong and Scandinavia (classical chamber music).

Like Neil, David has a busy concert schedule; recently performing in Japan, Korea and Germany; he is leader of the London Contemporary Orchestra, and also plays with London Symphony Orchestra, recently collaborating with the Henri Oguike and Rambert dance companies and electronic wizards Matmos.

Arts Development Manager Kathy Hubbard said “This promises to be a very special event – their last performance was absolutely stunning. We are grateful to The Johnsmas Foy for making this event possible, and giving audiences the opportunity to see two especially talented classical musicians.”

Tickets for both events are on sale from The Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh Community Centre, 01595 745555 and will also be available on the door, subject to availability.

Further information:  Bryan Peterson 01595743843

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