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Join us for the Orkney Arts Society’s summer concert in Stromness Town Hall on the evening of Saturday 6th August.

The evening’s programme will include Schubert’s String Trio in B flat major D.471, Bach 3 Inventions nos. 6, 4, 8 (violin and cello), a solo Bach selection (viola), Peter Walton’s In Time (violin and cello), Judith Weir’s For Friendship (violin and viola), Andrew Kohn’s Soft Runic Music, Beethoven’s Duet for viola and cello in E flat major WoO 32 and Beethoven’s String Trio op. 9 no. 1 in G major.

Elizabeth Sullivan studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music, and earned two Master of Music degrees (in violin performance and music history) on a scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. She received a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Pittsburgh, her research in Vienna funded by an Andrew Mellon fellowship. Elizabeth has worked as a freelance violinist and choral singer, and taught at the University of Pittsburgh, New College in Sarasota, Florida, and Loyola University in New Orleans. She teaches upper strings for the Orkney Schools Instrumental Service, and she is the artistic director of Orkney Camerata.

David Way (viola) started his musical life as a violinist, studying at the Guildhall School of Music and then playing with many orchestras in the UK and in Norway including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic. A chance encounter with a viola round about the turn of the millennium took him more to the dark side of string playing with every passing year, more recently playing with the English National Baroque Soloists and Ensemble 1817. He gave a Live Stream of Alwyn’s Pastoral Fantasia for viola and strings with the Ealing Symphony Orchestra in July 2021. David coaches the viola section on the Surrey County Youth Orchestra.

Lilian Kelly (cello) received her B.Mus from London University and her performance diploma from the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. She has freelanced with orchestras and chamber groups in London, the Midlands, and Spain and has a particular interest in Baroque music and continuo, and particularly Vivaldi’s cello music. She has performed several of his rarely played cello concerti with the Shropshire Chamber Orchestra in the Midlands and the Isle of Man. Lilian also plays viols of all sizes and was a tutor for the Staffordshire Youth Renaissance Ensemble. She currently teaches Lower Strings for the Orkney Schools Instrumental Service, and plays with Orkney Camerata.

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