Hailed as a rising star by the magazine International Piano, Scottish pianist Christina Lawrie made her debut in 2009 with the RSNO in the Caird Hall.
After studying in Glasgow, Chetham's and Trinity College Cambridge, Christina has been an active concert pianist in the UK and abroad. Winner of many prizes, her debut at London’s world-renowned Wigmore Hall was praised by Musical Opinion magazine for its “astute intelligence and warmth of spirit”.
Christina Lawrie is a young pianist of formidable intellect and boundless technique...Fantastic playing. – The Observer
Christina Lawrie is a wholly natural musician. – Classical SourceConcert programme
Formed in 2005 and based in Edinburgh, the Roxburgh are quartet in residence at the city’s beautiful Lauriston Hall. Their core repertoire includes the late Schubert quartets, the German Romantics, the great French masterworks and, notably, Bartok’s First Quartet and Tan Dun’s Eight Colours for String Quartet.
In recent years the quartet has added earlier music to its repertoire, inspired by performing Bach’s The Art of Fugue at Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, with harpsichordists John Kitchen and Tom Wilkinson.
Inspired music played with complete control, imagination and deep insight. – Courier
7:30pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU
Pre-concert performance from 7:15pm features Cloe Burbury on alto sax.
Labelled as "the most exciting new talent to emerge from Scotland in a decade" (Jazz Scotland), the Fergus McCreadie Trio are poised to be one of Jazz's most compelling outfits. Their music is a beguiling blend of Jazz and Scottish styles. While the compositions are new, fresh and exciting, they also strike a familiarity reminiscent of songs known since childhood.
2018, the trio released their debut album, 'Turas' (Scottish Gaelic for Journey) to rave reviews, touring it internationally in 2019.
Featured recently in publications as diverse as Jazz Views and The Economist, Fergus and the Trio are making their mark.
Precocious talent may abound in circles but it is rare that they elicit such a warm and positive feeling... compositions that are impeccably played, memorable and thought provoking by turns. – Jazz Views
Simply outstanding. – JazzwiseMore about Fergus McCreadie Concert programme
3:00pm Gibson Hall, Dollar FK14 7DU
Pre-concert performance from 2:45pm
From an early age, local lass Rowan (who attended Dollar Academy) has been captivating audiences with her dazzling virtuosity, commanding stage presence and imaginative spirit.
Since graduating in 2012 from Peabody Conservatory of Music, USA, she has launched a career as a solo performer and as a duo with long-established partner Charlotte Stevenson.
Making a welcome return to Music in Dollar, those of us who hear her play in 2014 had similar reactions to other audiences:
A breathtaking recital. I was advised to get my programme signed for posterity, and wish I had.
The sheer virtuosity of her playing - speed, range of technique, mood - was amazing. You truly gave us a concert to remember. Such an amazing performance.Concert programme
Top Floor Taivers are a folk band from Glasgow. Featuring vocalist and ukulele player Claire Hastings (Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015), fiddler Gráinne Brady, Heather Downie on clarsach and Aidan Moodie on guitar, they have impressed audiences with their unique arrangements and stunning harmonies.
Their debut album A Delicate Game showcases a variety of styles. From traditional ballads to contemporary covers, Top Floor Taivers deftly tell a story through both words and instrumentation, no matter what its origin.
These four are incredibly talented. – Folk Radio UK
A flair for arrangement. – Northern Sky MagazineConcert programme