Tue 15 Sept 8pm
Presented by Kate Molleson
Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major Op. 24 'Spring'Poème
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This brilliant young Japanese-born violinist gave a stunning performance aged 14 during the Lamp of Lothian’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017. Now she returns as winner of the Strings Final of BBC Young Musician 2020. From the dramatic symphonic sweep of Beethoven’s C minor sonata to the exciting perpetuum mobile that closes Ravel’s 2nd sonata her programme displays both the art of the virtuoso and the passion and vitality of her playing.
Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.