Murray McLachlan at Gatehouse


Storms greeted us for our last concert, which in spite of a late start because of travelling problems for the artists, was very warmly appreciated by the audience.

The Kosmos Ensemble (violin, viola and accordion) gave us a programme full of passion, sunshine and joy which blew away the winter miseries and left us in awe, and in high spirits. Storms have been the background to this New Year, but Gatehouse Music Society is looking forward to better weather for their February concert when Murray McLachlan will have a warm welcome back to the area. A firm favourite with our audience Murray is a pianist whose recognition has been far-reaching, bringing invitations to perform on all five continents, but at the same time giving numerous concerts and master classes in the UK. He maintains teaching roles at both the Royal Northern College of Music and at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he has been Head of Keyboard since 1997. He is the founder of the Manchester International Concerto competition for young pianists as well as the Founder/Artistic Director of the world famous Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano.

We are eagerly looking forward to his concert which will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin and Liszt.

Do come and join us at the concert which will take place on Sunday, February 9,at 3.00pm in Gatehouse Parish Church. Tickets are available at the door and accompanied school children have free entry.