There is a chance to hear one of the country’s leading violinists in Buxton this month.
Steven Wilkie was a prize-winning student at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he now teaches, and he has played with most of the UK’s orchestras.
His concerto appearances include the Bach double, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Dvorak and Beethoven. He made his European concerto debut in Lucerne in 2004.
Steven is in demand as an orchestral leader and has worked with conductors such as George Hurst, Sir Edward Downes and Christopher Warren Green. He is also a member of the John Wilson Orchestra, with whom he is often to be heard on radio, television and cinema.
Steven has performed in recitals throughout the country and also served as an adjudicator for the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year.
He will be playing Prokofiev’s 1st violin concerto with the High Peak Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Hodkinson. Other works to be performed are Rossini’s “William Tell “Overture, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 4.
The concert is on Saturday March 31 at 7.30pm at Buxton Methodist Church, and is dedicated by the orchestra to the memory of Cornelia Pratt Hartman, their former leader. Proceeds will support High Peak Hospicecare.
Tickets available at the door are £7, concessions £6, accompanied children free.