University in unique collaboration

The piano quintet comprising Philip Moore, Krysia Ostosowicz, Christine Anderson and sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub.
The piano quintet comprising Philip Moore, Krysia Ostosowicz, Christine Anderson and sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub.

The University of St Andrews Music Centre will play host to a unique musical collaboration tomorrow (Saturday) evening.

Two members of celebrated chamber group the Hebrides Ensemble will be joined by three of Scotland’s finest young musicians drawn from NYOS:Futures, the contemporary music group of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland.

The resulting piano quintet will perform music by Dublin-based composer Linda Buckley, Mozart’s Piano Concert in E-flat K449 in the rarely-heard version, by the composer, for piano and string quartet, and Shostakovich’s Stalin-prize winning Piano Quintet in G minor op 57.

Representing the Hebrides Ensemble will be pianist Philip Moore, who has performed throughout the world following his glittering studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Krysia Ostosowicz, whose recordings both as a soloist and as a chamber musician with the Dante String Quartet have been awarded the highest honours in the UK, France and Germany.

The balance of the group is made up by Christine Anderson, viola, and Bearsden sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub, violin and cello.

Laura Ayoub is currently an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music having been a pupil at Douglas Academy and a national finalist at the Rotary Young Musician Competition.

Sarah Ayoub has recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having studied with Robert Irvine. Christine Anderson, from Glasgow, is currently completing a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Music having previously studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The St Andrews performance of this extraordinary ensemble follows on from an acclaimed concert during the Commonwealth Music Day at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

The concert, in the Younger Hall, begins at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £10, £8 (concessions) and £5 (students, Music Centre members).