Published: 31/10/2014 16:40 - Updated: 07/11/2014 12:58

Classical duo have double date at Inverness Town House

Cellist Robin Michael.
Cellist Robin Michael.

GLOBE-TROTTING Scots cellist Robin Michael returns to Inverness Town House on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, along with pianist Daniel Tong, where the pieces written by Brahms and Schumann for cello and piano will provide their programme.

On their previous visit in February 2012, Fife-born Michael and Cornishman Tong performed all five Beethoven Cello Sonatas.

On Thursday’s evening concert at 7.30pm, he will be playing both of Johannes Brahms’ Cello Sonatas as well as Three Bach Preludes by Ignaz Mosceles and Robert Schumann’s Fünf Stücke im Volkston.

The next day in a lunchtime concert for At One With Music at 1pm, they will be playing the Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 and Three Fantasiestücke, Op 73 by Schumann and the melodic Arpeggione Sonata D.821 by Franz Schubert.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Maichael has been much in demand following his critically acclaimed South Bank recital debut in 2003.

Principal cello of John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique, he is a regular guest principal of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, English National Opera, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Les Siècles and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

He has also toured Europe, Asia and South America with the Fidelio Trio and has just returned from a tour of Mexico with the ensemble.

London-based Daniel Tong is a soloist and chamber musician and directs two chamber music festivals.

Tickets for the Thursday evening concert can be booked on-line at www.invernesschambermusic.com, purchased in advance from Eden Court box office or bought at the door on the night from 7pm. Also available at the door will be a joint ticket for both concerts offering a saving of £2.

Admission to the Friday lunchtime concert is only by paying at the door from 12.30pm.

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