Alban Gerhardt And Steven Osborne

Dunbar Parish Church, Dunbar

Thu Sept 21 7.45pm

Duration approx. 2 hours

Cello Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008
Piano Sonata No 30 in E major Op 109
Cello Sonata in D major Op 102 No 2
Cello Sonata in D major
Cello Sonata in E minor Op 38


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Ben Ealovega

Alban Gerhardt and our Festival Patron Steven Osborne have been chamber music partners for over 20 years. Reflecting the fact that they are both brilliant soloists in their own right they open their programme with two great solo works. They then combine for three sonatas that explore a kaleidoscopic range of colours and styles, and offer the profound insight and inspiration of a truly remarkable musical partnership.

BBC Radio 3

'The wonderfully satisfying partnership of cellist and pianist.'

The Guardian

'Strongly and sensitively partnered by Steven Osborne, Gerhardt gives a wonderfully vital performance of the Cello Sonata, alert to the cunning interplay between the two instruments and to the rhythmic wiliness that characterises the opening movement and the pizzicato second.'

The Telegraph

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Dunbar Parish Church below.

Dunbar Parish Church

Dunbar Parish Church, Gillespie Graham's grand red sandstone gothic church of 1821 stands proudly looking out to sea.

Damaged by fire in 1987, its spacious interior was restored with a colourful mix of ancient and modern features including an elaborate early 17th Century monument to the Earl of Dunbar and some fine 1990 stained glass by Shona McInnes and Douglas Hogg.

Dunbar Parish Church


Dunbar Parish Church
EH42 1LB

Getting there by bus

Services to Dunbar via Edinburgh, Haddington and North Berwick and Berwick upon Tweed. All stop at Dunbar High Street. Walk to the end of the High Street and take the left fork. Church on your right.

Getting there by train

Dunbar Station is on the east coast mainline and has frequent trains running through the station.
Timetables can be found at
Exit the station, at the top of the road turn right. Turn right again and you will see the church ahead of you.

Getting there by car

Follow the A1 until you reach the Spott roundabout. Take the exit for Dunbar. Follow the road to T-Junction. Take the left at this junction and the church is on your left. 30 miles from Edinburgh.



There is free car parking around the town.

There are 3 designated but unreserved spaces within church grounds for Blue Badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book one of these spaces, subject to availability, first come first served.

UPDATE: Please note there are no more blue badge spaces for the concert on 11/09 Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne



Induction Loop:

Ladies and gents on ground (one adapted toilet) and first floors.

Wheelchair Access:

Sloped tarmac path to church. Level access into venue.

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