Popular violinist, Nicola Benedetti is making a welcome return to Perth Concert Hall helped by sponsorship from Blackadders Solicitors.

The Scottish musician, a favourite with Perth audiences and a regular visitor to Perth Concert Hall, will perform string quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich alongside Yume Fujise, Benjamin Marquise-Gilmore and Leonard Elschenbroich on Saturday 30 September.

Nicola Benedetti said:

“Perth Concert Hall is a fantastic venue to play chamber music in, with a wonderful, attentive and dedicated audience. I'm so looking forward to playing these fantastic quartets there.”

Commenting on the support from Blackadders, the second time they have sponsored a Nicola Benedetti concert, Louisa Evans, head of development for Horsecross Arts the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre said:

“On behalf of Perth Concert Hall and our audiences I would like to extend our thanks to Blackadders for their sponsorship of Nicola Benedetti in Perth Concert Hall. Support from local businesses is an important part of our funding mix as arts budgets are squeezed tighter and tighter. It’s also a great way for us to get to know the organisations on our doorstep and an opportunity for them to make use of our fantastic facilities for staff and customer hospitality and benefit from the various agreement packages we offer. It’s a win, win situation!”

Speaking about the sponsorship deal, Nicola Porter, Director of Marketing for Blackadders said:

We are very pleased to be able to support Horsecross Arts and the excellence it represents. The Concert Hall is one of Perth’s finest assets and consistently delivers world class productions right on our doorstep. It’s vital for the cultural vibrancy of Perth and the surrounding area that Horsecross Arts continues to stage productions by renowned musicians and actors and Blackadders are proud to support this.”

There are many opportunities for local businesses to get involved in sponsoring Perth Concert Hall’s classical music programme and other activities. Individuals can also get involved through the Accelerando Patron Scheme. For more info visit www.horsecross.co.uk or contact the development team on 01738 477749 e-mail development@horsecross.co.uk.

For tickets and info for Nicola Benedetti and Friends play String Quartets in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 30 September click here or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.