Edinburgh Galante

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Lawrence Dunn, Bridget Blackmore - violins

Andrew Lees - viola

Alasdair Mitchell - cello

(Period instruments)

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Monday August 14th - 12.30 - St. Andrew's and St. George's Church, George Street


PIERRE VACHON --------------------------------------- Allegro from Quartet Op5 No2

JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS (1756 - 1792) -------------- Andante maestoso from "Scottish Quartet"

ANTOINE-LAURENT BAUDRON (1743 - 1834) ------ Allegro moderato from Quartet Op3 No4

FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN (1732 - 1809) ------------------ Quartet Op2 No3

FRANZ XAVER RICHTER (1709 - 1789) -------------- Allegro con brio from Quartet Op5 No1

FRANCOISE-JOSEPH GOSSEC (1734 - 1829) -------- Moderato ("English") from Quartet Op15 No6

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 - 1791) ---- Divertimento in F, K138


KARL STAMITZ (1745-1801) - Quartet in F Op. 4 No. 4

ROMANUS HOFSTETTER (1757 - 1834) - Andante Cantabile (attrib. to Haydn - Op.3)

HAYDN (1732 - 1809) - Quartet in G Op. 1 No. 4

LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743 - 1805) - Minuet and Trio

JEAN-BAPTISTE DAVAUX (1742 - 1822) - Quartet in Bb Op. 9 No. 6.

W. A. MOZART (1756 - 1791) - Presto from Divertimento in D, K. 136



LAWRENCE DUNN studied violin with David Hume in Edinburgh and Malcolm Layfield in Manchester. He gives regular solo and chamber recitals during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and throughout Scotland on both modern and baroque instruments. As a freelance player he has performed with various orchestras including the Scottish Baroque Players, and the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Quernstane and Edinburgh Barock, and has recently taken over as director of Philomusica of Edinburgh, and leader of the Edinburgh Light Orchestra.

BRIDGET BLACKMORE has played on the modern violin with various chamber groups over the last ten years, and recently played baroque violin with Edinburgh Barock. She is a member of several Edinburgh orchestras and currently teaches violin and viola in Edinburgh schools and privately.

ANDREW LEES recently returned to Edinburgh from Manchester where for six years he was a member of the BBC Philharmonic. Born in Edinburgh, he went to St. Mary's Music School and then on to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and Indiana University USA, where he studied with Csaba Erdelyi. Now a freelance player, conductor and teacher, he devotes the greater part of his time to performing various viola recitals including his own transcriptions for solo viola, viola and piano, viola and string quartet, and whenever numbers permit, his arrangement of Rossini's William Tell Overture, for 48 violas and triangle.

ALASDAIR MITCHELL graduated as Music Faculty Medallist from Edinburgh University, studying cello with the late Joan Dickson, and later at the Royal Academy of Music. After postgraduate conducting studies with Igor Markevitch, and at the Consevatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, he won second prize at the International Conducting Competition in Copenhagen. As a conductor Alasdair has worked with the major Scottish Orchestras and has made several recordings with Chandos, notably of the large-scale works of John Blackwood McEwen. He also teaches conducting at The University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Music and the RSAMD. As a cellist he has performed with the Scottish Early Music Consort and Edinburgh Barock.



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