Successful Chamber Music week is staged at Edrom

THe annual International Chamber Music week has been held recently with 18 players, the furthest travelled coming from Idaho, Shetland, Trinidad and Tobago and Vienna.

Based at the Muellers near Duns, there were local players as well as musicians from Kinross, Edinburgh and East Lothian.

There were daily practice sessions before an invitation concert at Edrom House, previously the Edrom Cello Centre, where some of the players had been students.

The Lasnet family very generously offer hospitality. The donations received are for charity, this year the Cystinosis Foundation UK was chosen through a local contact.

This very rare metabolic condition was explained by the grandparents of a child in the Borders and £378.05 is being donated to the research programme.

Music included cello works, Scottish/Irish music by Lucy Cowan and Hilary Bell, an amusing monologue by John Nichol.

The finale was a movement from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto by the Blinkbonny Ensemble, all local students with their tutors. The soloists were Frances Orde and Alex Prentice.

A further concert will be held in Foulden Village Hall on Sunday, October 28.