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Heralding the Harpist - Lammermuir Festival

Young musicians are very important at Lammermuir Festival, and take their place next to the big names and established ensembles in the festival programme.  Last year’s bright young stars included cellist Philip Higham, harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani and the Navarra Quartet, who are back this September.

One of this year’s young talents is 19 year-old harpist, Emily Hoile, whose breadth of repertoire and depth of musical talent will be showcased in five concerts.  And in between performances and rehearsals, Emily will be working with local primary schools as part of the festival’s education programme.   She studied at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, alongside equally talented Northumbrian Small Pipe player, Alice Burn, with whom she appears at Lammermuir.

Emily is studying at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and last week, she hopped on the train up to Scotland from her home town of Newcastle to give an interview for The Herald with the writer and critic, Kate Molleson, before hot-footing it down to the beautiful surrounds of Winton House for a photo shoot with their photographer Stewart Attwood.   And then to New York for the start of a new term…

Read today’s feature in the Herald.  Not online yet, but when it is we’ll let you know!

And do please tune in to BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme on Thursday 16 September, when Emily, fresh from New York, will be interviewed and performing live on air. It’s 90 – 93FM, or you can listen online for 7 days after  at