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Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! Tours to Wick and Thurso

7th March 2003

Photograph of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! Tours to Wick and Thurso

Live Music Now!, a charitable scheme founded by the late Lord Menuhin in 1977, will present ten performances in various Wick and Thurso community venues between 10 and 13 March.

Wick born accordionist and pianist, James Ross, will perform for children with special educational needs, adults with learning disabilities, primary school children and elderly people.

James Ross, from Wick, began playing music at the age of eight, studying under respected musician and composer, the late Addie Harper. He went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, from which he graduated with a BA in Scottish Music in July 2000.

He then completed the MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance in June 2001, studying piano under Professor Mcheal Silleabhin at the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick.

James, as part of a group, was a finalist in the 1999 Radio 2 Young Folk Award. He has performed extensively throughout Britain, Ireland and America, and has recently recorded a live broadcast on solo piano for Celtic Connections, BBC Radio Scotland. He teaches classes in the community, ranging from individual tuition to group workshops, and also teaches Traditional piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since, November 2001, he has been part of the late Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! Scheme, which takes live performances to a wide range of community venues.

Contact details:

E-mail: [mail]pianojames[AT][/mail]
Tel: 01955 603075 or 0131 667 2652

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