Pentland Piano Festival is a new event designed to celebrate piano
playing and repertoire, with pianists of all ages.
Festival organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of the
Orcome Trust and the Midlothian Instrumental Music Service.
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60 pianists from 7 to 87, amazed the audience throughout the day
on Saturday 18 March at the South Kirk venue for the inaugural Pentland
Pentland Piano Festival displays Midlothian's Musical Talents
participants from across Penicuik, the Lothians, Scottish Borders, and
exchange students from Germany and Poland, the venue resounded to a
wide variety of music styles and genres.
Encouragement and advice to the players was always on
hand from our adjudicator and distinguished piano player Peter
Antonelli MBE, who also ran a Masterclass.
The evening concert
attracted a wide audience from across Penicuik and beyond. The
music, was both varied, exciting and outstanding, from solo
players and duets. The Festival displayed the wealth of musical
talent we have in our community and the support provided by our schools
in promoting and encouraging such musical talent.
success of this first Festival, the brainchild of Graham McDonald,
senior music teacher at Beeslack Community High School, from which many
of the student players came, ensures that it will be back in 2018.
Updated 19 March