Kinloch-Rannoch

Music in Rannoch

Music in Rannoch is a local organisation that arranges a series of six concerts per year.  We enjoy the support of Chamber Music Scotland.

Concerts are mainly held in The Old Church, Kinloch Rannoch, PH16 5QA, on Sunday afternoons usually starting at 3.00pm but please check details below.

The Old Church in Kinloch Rannoch is a beautiful venue with excellent acoustics, perfect for musicians and audiences alike.  Concert-goers also enjoy time to socialise during the interval over a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Season tickets for admission to all six concerts cost £35 each.  Individual concerts are £8.00 at the door with free admission for children.

For more information and if you would like to purchase a season ticket, please contact the Secretary: Email

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PROGRAMME FOR 2022

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Piano recital by Nicholas Ashton
Sunday July 17th 2022
3pm | The Old Church of Rannoch

A wonderful programme of music for solo piano. Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Ashton plays pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann.

Nicholas Ashton was educated at Chetham’s School, Manchester, the Royal Northern College of Music, and in Geneva and Frankfurt-am-Main. Following a formal debut at the 1980 Manchester International Festival, Nicholas performed widely throughout Europe for ten years as a concerto soloist and recitalist. He subsequently worked for three years as a teacher and translator in Frankfurt, and for one year in London as an assistant opera agent at Anglo-Swiss Artists’ Management.

Nicholas resumed performing as a result of encouragement from Murray Perahia and Menahem Pressler. His first public recital in Scotland in 1995 was highly praised and resulted in regular offers to play. A live recording of a subsequent recital at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh was brought out on CD in 1996. Since then, Nicholas has given seven solo recitals at the venue and has performed to critical acclaim in over 400 concerts throughout the UK, in Germany, Finland, Italy, Canada and the USA. In chamber music, Nicholas has been a regular partner with the Edinburgh Quartet, performing with them a substantial part of the core piano quintet and quartet repertoire.

For nearly 30 years, Nicholas fulfilled a full-time academic career. He was a Senior Lecturer and Director of Quality Assurance for the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University and Programme Leader for the Classical B.Mus degree. Since 2020, he has been a Principal Tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the University of Edinburgh. He is also much in demand as an examiner and adjudicator.

Recordings
In 2008, a CD recording of the complete works for piano and the piano quintet by the distinguished Scottish composer Robert Crawford, released on the widely respected Delphian Records label, attracted very high praise in the media, including International Record Review, The Scotsman, The Herald, Musical Opinion and The Gramophone (Robert Crawford: Music for solo piano; Piano Quintet - Delphian Records).

Audio-video
Nicholas Ashton, piano, Queen's Hall Chopin op 36 - YouTube - Chopin Impromptu, Op. 36 played by Nicholas Ashton at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

For more information please visit Nicholas Ashton’s website: Nicholas Ashton, pianist.

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Les Trois Blondes (two accordions and drums) 
Wednesday August 17th 2022

7.30pm | The Old Church of Rannoch

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Abigail Young (violin) and Scott Mitchell (piano)
Sunday September 18th 2022

3pm | The Old Church of Rannoch  

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Wind Quintet (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Sunday October 23rd 2022
3pm | The Old Church of Rannoch  

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