Support for young Donside musicians
Thirteen young musicians have received awards of between £100 – £200 from an annual award scheme run by Inverurie Music, the local music society charity. Some delighted young musicians who received awards are pictured below. Students at local academies are eligible to apply for funds to support their musical endeavours through such things as the purchase or repair of instruments, 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. 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 recording is an album entitled En Pleine Lumiére featuring many delightful miniatures by these composers. The music of Greig is also an abiding interest of hers. In a generous gesture to Inverurie Music, Sandra gave a house concert free. About thirty members and guests attended and were made very welcome by hosts Denys Wheatley and Jean Fletcher at Leggat House, Keithhall, in January.
Depending on fundraising success, Inverurie Music hopes to open applications for another round of awards in September 2020. More information is available about how to donate at the website inveruriemusic.org.
If you would like to donate to the Inverurie Music Award Scheme fund:
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donate by cheque payable to Inverurie Music (send to Dr Ian Clark, Burnside of Rothiebrisbane, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire AB53 8LJ )
or by bank transfer – Sort Code 80-08-41 Account No. 00842458