Trio Gaspard

North Esk Church, Musselburgh

Wed 13 Sept 3pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Piano Trio in G minor Op 15
Elegy in D flat major Op 23
Trio No 4 in E minor Op 90 ‘Dumky’


Photo credit: Andrej Grilc

Led by Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Trio Gaspard is one of the most sought-after piano trios of their generation, praised for their unique and fresh music-making and regularly invited to perform at major international concert halls. Here they play three works from the great Czech chamber music tradition.

From the start we are plunged into the unbridled passion of Smetana’s early piano trio, composed after the death of his four-year-old daughter. Then a brief moment of calm in Suk’s nostalgic Elegy before one of the bestknown piano trios of all, Dvorák’s ‘Dumky’ Trio, strongly spiced with folk music rhythms and rich in flowing melodies.

Trio Gaspard enchant the audience with their beguilingly beautiful playing . . . each a master
musician in their own right, channelling their excellence into the ensemble.

Schwäbische Lindau

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for North Esk Church, Musselburgh below.

North Esk Church, Musselburgh

Opened in 1838 and recently restored, this fine church was designed by the Scottish architect William Burn (1789–1870). Among Burn’s best-known Edinburgh buildings are the Edinburgh Academy, St John’s Princes Street and North Leith Parish Church. He was a master of several different styles, and was regarded as a pioneer of Scottish baronial style in buildings like Balintore Castle and the Sheriff Court at Inverness Castle. The interior at North Esk features an all-round horseshoe gallery and a high vaulted ceiling. There are seven stained glass windows (one by Ballantine and Gardiner, 1892), a pink alabaster font and a fine brass eagle lectern. The organ, behind the central pulpit, was built by Abbot and Smith of Leeds in 1904.

North Esk Church, Musselburgh


North Esk Church, Musselburgh
EH21 6AA

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Musselburgh. Please check time tables bfore booking your tickets.
EAST COAST BUSES: 106, 113, 124, 125, 140, 141
PRENTICE: 108, 111
LOTHIAN BUSES: 4, 30, 44, 48, X26

Getting there by train

Musselburgh has a train station on the southern edge of town, about a 20 minute or so walk from this venue.

Getting there by car

The venue is on the A199 main route through Musselburgh.



There is free on-street car parking and a free car park across the main road, behind Brunton Theatre. There are no designated blue badge spaces infront of the church but there are offical disabled car spaces across the road by the side of the Brunton Theatre.


Tarmac path.

Induction Loop:

Available including accessible toilet

Wheelchair Access:

Fully accessible, one level, via pathway to right of church, through church hall.

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