PEEBLES’ newly-appointed Patron of Music is to present a young musicians showcase next weekend.

Violinist Gina McCormack will lead the town’s first ‘patron’s concert’ at the Eastgate Theatre.

The first part of the concert will introduce students or recent graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, accompanied by Nigel Clayton on piano.

Performing will be Hannah Foster on flute, playing J S Bach’s Sonata in E minor for flute and keyboard and Michelle Dierx on violin playing Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G minor.

The second part of the concert will feature Gina herself on violin and Nigel Clayton on piano. The pair will play Britten’s March, Lullaby and Waltz Op 6 as well as Elgar’s La Capricieuse and Violin Sonata in E minor Op.82.

Gina became Music in Peebles’ first patron in June and said she was honoured by the role.

She intends it to be more than just a letterhead appointment and hopes to promote young musicians at the start of their careers and develop more opportunities for young people in the Scottish Borders to experience classical music.

Gina has also received another recent accolade having been appointed leader of the world famous Brodsky Quartet.

The Young Musicians Showcase is on Sunday, February 10 at 2.30pm.

An organiser added: “We at Music in Peebles feel very lucky to have her as our patron.”

Tickets are available from Eastgate Theatre Box Office: Adult Non-Members £15 – also available online at

The following tickets are only available from the Eastgate Theatre box office: Adult accompanying child under 12 – £7; members of Biggar Music £7; school pupils and students under 25 in full-time education free.