International duo bring their talents to Arran
There is a real international flavour to the latest concert to be held by Music Arran, formerly known as the Isle of Arran Music Society.
They will present their next concert at the community theatre in Lamlash on Saturday October 21, at 7.30pm when the young and vibrant chamber music project, the Gelos Duo, will perform.
Consisting of Lithuanian pianist Ruisne-Monika Palsauskaite and Spanish saxophonist Francisco Sánchez Diaz, the pair met as students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and formed the duo in 2016.
Their mission is to expand the repertoire for piano and saxophone, and both of them have performed internationally with some distinguished musicians. Monika has played with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and in festivals in Lithuania, Estonia and here in Scotland. Francisco has performed in festivals here and in Spain as well as with a number of UK orchestras, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony. He has also performed as soloist in several saxophone concertos. The Gelos Duo’s programme on Arran will include pieces by Schumann, César Franck, and James Macmillan.
Tickets will be available at the door and, in advance, online from Arran Events at www. arranevents.com, or from Inspirations of Arran shop in Brodick. Under-18s are admitted free.
The Gelos Duo will be performing at the community theatre.