Perth Concert Hall’s international quality programme of established and up and coming talent, Perth exclusives and much-loved series makes it a “classical music hub for Scotland” says James Waters, creative director for classical music at Horsecross Arts.

The winter/spring season opens on Sunday 20 January with the first concert in the 2019 Perth Piano Sundays series of 3pm concerts. Legendary pianist Richard Goode returns performing Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. The series continues on Sunday 3 February with Perth favourite Steven Osborne playing Schubert and Prokofiev. On Sunday 17 February, Andrew Tyson returns with a striking programme ranging from the baroque to the romantic. Peter Donohoe completes his epic journey through Mozart’s Piano Sonatas with the last two concerts in his Mozart Cycle on Sunday 3 March and 28 April. Virtuoso pianist and deep thinker on music and performance, Jeremy Dank entertains with an innovative selection including Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn and Schumann on Sunday 24 March. Isata Kanneh-Mason makes her Perth debut on Sunday 14 April with works by Chopin and Clara Schumann.

Perth Concert Hall’s Lunchtime Concerts series continues to introduce audiences to a range of emerging performers, with this season’s programme showcasing some of the most exciting young international talent through a partnership with BBC Radio 3 and BBC New Generation Artists. Prize-winning piano trio, Amatis Piano Trio open the series of Monday 1pm performances with Dietrich and Brahms on Monday 21 January. Series highlights include visits by brilliant flautist Adam Walker in recital with James Baillieu on Monday 11 February and mezzo-soprano Anna Huntly performing Schumann on Monday 4 March.

Scotland’s top orchestras continue to make themselves at home in Perth Concert Hall with the Perth Concert Series. Ian Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony on Friday 22 February. Nicola Benedetti play-directs two Mozart Violin Concertos with Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday 3 April and Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony forms the heart of Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s programme on Thursday 2 May.

Three special events round off the spring season: International piano phenomenon Gabriela Montero brings her own particular brand of improvisation and virtuosity to Babel  with Scottish Ensemble on Wednesday 13 February. UK singer of the moment Roderick Williams is joined by Iain Burnside for a Scottish exclusive opportunity to hear the world-famous baritone sing Schubert and Finzi on Saturday 13 April. Dunedin Consort performs Bach on Easter Sunday on Sunday 21 April.

James Waters, creative director for classical music at Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation and charity behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre said:

“We are thrilled to be able to present this classical spring programme of truly international quality with a potent mixture of artists between established stars and brilliant newcomers.  Many of these concerts can only be seen in Perth which is a true classical music hub for Scotland.”

For tickets and info about upcoming classical concerts in Perth Concert Hall click here or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.

Thursday 17 January 2019