A reminder to all that Bute Arts Society is set to welcome Aimee Toshney and Ewan Gilford to Trinity Church in Rothesay tonight (Friday, November 27).
Scottish soprano Aimee, a 2015 graduate of English National Opera’s young artist training programme, studied at the University of Glasgow (MA Music 1st Class Hons, MMus Musicology with full scholarship) and the Royal Northern College of Music (MMus).
Ewan grew up in Sheffield, on the edge of the Peak District. He trained at Leeds College of Music, where he received a BA (Hons) Music Studies and was awarded ‘The Friends’ Prize for Piano’ and ‘Michael Grady Memorial Prize for Accompaniment’ for his achievements.
He was then accepted onto a Masters programme at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was sponsored by the Oglesby Charitable Trust and whilst studying, received the RNCM Schubert Prize and RNCM Lieder Prize before graduating with MMus Répétiteur Studies with Distinction.
The evening’s programme includes works by Puccini,, Mozart, Grieg, Handel and Gerswin, with solo piano performances from Ewan of Themes from Madam Butterfly and the Overture from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
The performance will begin at 7.30pm in Trinity Church, with entry charged at £8 (free to school pupils).
Don’t miss it!