Young Scottish musical talent on show

The cream of Scotland’s young musical talent will be performing at a special concert in Edinburgh this weekend.

Pupils from the four Scottish Centres of Excellence in Music will be coming together for the 8th National Showcase event on Saturday, 19 November.

The four centres are: Aberdeen City Music School, The City of Edinburgh Music School, The Music School of Douglas Academy and The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music based in Plockton. All of them are funded by their local education authorities and the Scottish Government.

This year the concert is being hosted by The City of Edinburgh Music School, situated within Broughton High School, and is being opened by Councillor Cammy Day, Education Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council.

The pupils will be performing a varied programme of both solo and ensemble musical items to the 250 guests.

Tudor Morris, The City of Edinburgh Music School Director, said: “I’m delighted that our music school is hosting this amazing annual showcase event which is the highlight in the musical calendar for all these pupils who come from the four corners of the country.

“These young people represent some of the finest musical talent here in Scotland and I am sure the event will be one to remember.”

Cllr Day said: “There are some exceptionally gifted and talented young musicians at the four centres of excellence and I’m really looking forward to hearing tomorrow night’s musical offerings.

“These schools combine the best of both worlds by offering a comprehensive Curriculum for Excellence education whilst at the same time inspiring them to develop their skills to become the musicians of the future.”

The concert starts at 7pm and will culminate in students from the four centres performing together at around 9.15pm.


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