Each year Crown Court Church of Scotland holds a series of concerts and recitals, featuring both instrumental and vocal performers from all over the world. Our concerts are always of an excellent standard, frequently featuring undiscovered but highly talented young performers at the beginning of their professional careers. The size and acoustic of Crown Court is excellent for smaller ensembles and this is reflected in many of the programmes, with a strong emphasis on Early Music and solo/duo performances.
Admission to all concerts is free with a retiring collection. The proceeds from the collections are shared between the performers and the Church. If you would like to know more, or to apply for the 2018 series, please contact the administrator Mary-Jannet Leith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of our 2017 Summer/Autumn Concert Series are below:
Jon Gjylaci, classical guitar
Albanian-born Jon Gjylaci has performed in concerts and recitals across the UK as a soloist and chamber musician and has released two critically acclaimed solo guitar albums: Valley of Echoes which combines a selection of Classical, Latin and Jazz music for solo guitar and Edges of Thought a celebration of music from around the world.
Colomb Street 5, Wind Quintet
Alison Gill, George Marshall, Brendan O’Neill, Paul Kajzar and Diane Da’Costa (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon).
Carlo Aonzo and the London Mandolin Ensemble
A small chamber orchestra of around a dozen musicians and conductor whose repertoire covers a wide range of classical music, from early music to contemporary works. They will be joined by mandolin virtuoso Carlo Aonzo for what promises to be a very special evening of mandolin music.
Kelly Mathieson, soprano
Based in London, Scottish Soprano, Kelly Mathieson, attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music as a junior, where she had lessons with Maragret Izatt. Kelly decided to pursue her passion for singing further and moved to London to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music to train with Tim Evan Jones and Andrew Robinson from where she recently graduated (July 2015) with a BMus(Hons). During her time at the RSAMD Kelly won the prestigious junior John Wallace Opera trophy two years running. Kelly also has many winning titles from the Robert Burns Scottish music competitions, where she has won over thirteen Scottish titles.
Susana Gilardoni Mirski, soprano
Susana Gilardoni, chamber music singer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Passionate about singing she started vocal training aged 11 with the Russian mezzo soprano Nina Slaviansky D’ Agrenev. Other musical studies include piano, violin and composition. She has worked with prestigious vocal coaches, among them Carlos Guichandut in Buenos Aires, Yolanda Meneguzzer in Florence and has taken part in workshops with Laura Sarti. Susana has been a member of the Bach Ensemble and Cantoria del Socorro, choirs in Buenos Aires, San Marco church in Florence and the Philharmonia Chorus in London.