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Youngsters receive funding support from Inverurie Music


By David Porter


Thirteen young musicians have received awards of between £100 - £200 from an annual award scheme run by Inverurie Music, the local music society charity.

Recipients included (left) Olivia Kemp, piccolo, Olwenn Stewart, flute and Linden Stewart clarinet.
Recipients included (left) Olivia Kemp, piccolo, Olwenn Stewart, flute and Linden Stewart clarinet.

Students at local academies are eligible to apply for funds to support their musical endeavours through such things as the purchase or repair ofinstruments, music lessons, and the acquisition of relevant musical equipment.

Inverurie Music promotes a popular classical and jazz concert series each year and also runs music skills workshops to enhance the skills of local amateur and semi pro players; some of the workshops have been supported by The Garioch Partnership.

Cara Dick with her new stool for the double bass.
Cara Dick with her new stool for the double bass.

Fundraising for the award scheme included a concert given by pianist and writer Sandra Mogensen, who gave an expert and expressive recital of twenty short piano pieces by female composers from the 19th century.

Sandra hails from Canada but has travelled and studied widely in Europe.

Her latest recordingis an album entitled En Pleine Lumiére featuring many delightful miniatures by these composers and the music of Greig is also an abiding interest of hers.

In a generous gesture to Inverurie Music, Sandra gave a house concert free which saw about thirty members and guests attended, and all of whom were made very welcome by hosts Denys Wheatley and Jean Fletcher at Leggat House, Keithhall, in January.

Depending on fundraising success, Inverurie Musichopes to open applications for another round of awards in September2020.

More information is available about how to donate at thewebsite inveruriemusic.org.



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