Music from the Pit - Violin Recital

Opera Caledonia is delighted to present “Music from the Pit” on Saturday 27th May – an intimate evening of operatic transcriptions for violin and piano featuring violinist Angus Ramsay, set in the beautiful surroundings of St. Vincent’s Chapel, Edinburgh.

Angus Ramsay studied under the celebrated violinist Max Rostal at the Music Conservatoire in Bern, Switzerland. Throughout the last 40 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as part of many of the most respected and well-known orchestras and chamber music groups in the UK and Europe. He is one of the Artistic Directors of the “Cantilena Festival – Islay”, teaches extensively throughout Scotland including at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has spent his career as a principal player in the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Angus will be joined by Edinburgh based pianist, Ailsa Aitkenhead. Ailsa is a masters graduate with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a professional piano accompanist, repetiteur and soloist. She is a frequent performer across Scotland.

The programme will include violin transcriptions of many of opera’s most well known and recognisable works, featuring the music of La bohème, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro alongside the music of Gounod, Purcell, Massenet, Monteverdi, Saint-Saens, Bellini, Gluck, Mascagni and Tchaikovsky.

A musical host will guide you through the programme, giving some background to the music performed and putting the pieces into their operatic context. Interval refreshments will be served.

Children aged 10 and above are welcome to attend this recital. They must have their own ticket and sit next to an accompanying adult. Opera Caledonia concerts and events are run in complete compliance with all Scottish Government Covid-19 rules and regulations – providing audience members with peace of mind that they are in a safe environment. More details, including our refund policy, can be found on our website. Artists and programme are subject to alteration.


Music from the Pit – Violin Recital
Saturday 27th May 2023 – 7.30pm
St. Vincent’s Chapel, St. Vincent Street
Edinburgh EH3 6SW

Adult £15.00 • Child £10.00 (includes interval refreshments)
Running time: approx 90mins incl. interval
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