Kungsbacka Trio

Abbey Church, North Berwick

Credit: Hanya Chlala

Arvo Pärt Mozart-Adagio
Arensky Piano Trio no 1 in D minor
Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No 2 in D minor

Two great Russian piano trios are preceded by Arvo Pärt’s touching little tribute to his friend, violinist Oleg Kagan. Arensky’s deliciously tuneful trio commemorates the great Russian cellist Karl Davidov, while Rachmaninov’s symphony-sized ‘elegy’ was composed in memory of Tchaikovsky. Stricken by the death of his friend and mentor he began it the night he heard the tragic news, and poured all his deep sorrow and passion into it.

“Is there a better trio in Western Europe?”
The Strad

“One of today’s brightest chamber ensembles.”
The Daily Telegraph

Concession of £5 off the price of a full price tickets for students in full time education and half price for children and young people in full time education.

Abbey Church, North Berwick

The Abbey Church was built in 1868 to house a congregation formed by the union of a Free Church with a United Presbyterian church. It was designed by Robert R Raeburn in Early English style. The site had been used in the 18th Century by a ‘praying society’ but it is not known why the new church was named ‘Abbey’. One plausible theory is that the area was known locally as the ‘abbey lands’ because it included the ruins of a mediaeval Cistercian priory. Among the church’s stained glass windows is one by Sax Shaw (1972) which has an arrangement of suspended planes representing an ascent of doves.

Abbey Church, North Berwick


Abbey Church, North Berwick
EH39 4HE

Getting there by bus

North Berwick is well served by bus routes from Edinburgh and the county: X5, X24, 120, 121, 124, N124, 125, 126 and 127.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service. Station at west end of town. Venue is in the middle of town, about a 10 minute walk from the station.

Getting there by car

North Berwick is to the north east of the county, accessed by A198 and B1437.



There is paying on street car parking in the vicinity of the church, a car park at the east end of town, and free parking out with the centre of town. The venue is situated on the High Street. There is a one way traffic system.


Pavement, then step up at the front or ramp access to the side.

Induction Loop:

Mix of toilets.

Wheelchair Access:

Two steps at front, ramp access at side.

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