Top International Musicians In City Recital


Press and Journal

Virtuoso performance is latest in series of lunchtime concerts

MELODIOUS LUNCH: Ani Batikian and Ayako Kanazawa delight their
audience. Picture by David Whittaker-Smith More Pictures INVERNESS
Town House was once more the venue for a top-class lunchtime
recital yesterday. Dozens of people listened to the performance
by prize-winning Armenian violinist Ani Batikian, accompanied by
Japanese pianist Ayako Kanazawa. The duo performed a programme made
up of pieces by Oliver Messiaen, Beethoven and Brahms. The concerts
are part of a series promoted by Inverness Arts Forum and are held
during the day so city-centre workers can attend on their lunch break.

Other concerts planned include Beauly harpist Hannah Phillips who
will perform the premiere of The Poet’s Return, which commemorates
the visit to Inverness by Robert Burns in 1787, on September 2,
and Russian pianist Arten Akopyan plays on January 20, next year.

The forum also promotes a series of evening concerts, which begins with
a piano recital by Perth-based musician Alasdair Beatson on September
16, followed by a performance from the Anglo-Swedish Kungsbacka Piano
Trio, on October 14.
From: Baghdasarian