Concert for piano fund

Violinist Jumash Poulsen.
Violinist Jumash Poulsen.

Fundraising has begun at Midmar Hall, with the creation of the Midmar Hall piano fund. Local resident and composer, Jonathan Wilson recently began the initiative which aims to raise £5,000 for the purchase and maintenance of a new piano of suitable quality for professional performances, as well as for use within the community.

So far, £1,060 has been raised from personal donations and charitable grants.

A fundraising concert will be held at Midmar Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, October 28. Guest performers Jumash Poulsen and Sebastian Kolin, from the Yehudi Menuhin School, London, will join local musicians Ainur Poulsen, Blair Cargill and Jonathan Wilson in a varied programme.

Sebastian and Blair will perform Sonata for Piano and Cello by Brahms, whilst Jumash will play the Violin Concerto in D by Sibelius, accompanied by Ainur on piano. Additional works will include the Piano sonata opus 10, F major by Beethoven as well as original compositions by Jonathan for solo piano and also arrangements for violin, cello and piano to be premiered at the concert.

Jumash grew up in Aberdeenshire and attended Kemnay Academy until he was 13 and accepted by the prestigeous Yehudi Menuhin School.

He has since won competitions locally and as far away as Osaka, Japan; and joined the ‘Silk Road Ensemble’ of well known American cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performing at the Proms in 2010.

The evening promises to be a rare experience of the talent that has been raised in the North-east, and allows these musicians to contribute to musical enjoyment and education at the community level.

Tickets are available online at at £10 (U16 £7) or by contacting Jonathan Wilson on (01330) 833910.