Annual festival is tribute to popular piano teacher

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The first annual Rosin Chamber Music festival is set to take place early next month.

Taking place from March 3-5, the entire weekend will be devoted to chamber music repertoire from across the centuries .

Named in memory of Hilary Rosin, Giffnock resident and wife of former Provost Leslie Rosin, passed away from Alzheimers in 2014.

The music teacher would go on to be a fellow and honourary member of London’s Victoria College of Music.

She started playing piano at the age of four, and by the time she was 11, she had found her vocation by teaching other children how to play.

The weekend festival features Nash Ensemble for BBC Radio 3 MacMillan Festival, a student showcase featuring a selection the chamber’s emsemble.

The popular Hilary Rosin Coffee Concerts also return with a focus on masterworks of the 20th century.

Music for voice, strings, wind and piano will be performed by some of Scotland’s finest artists in a relaxed setting and audiences are invited to join the performers afterwards.

The festival will also feature a programme in memory of luthier Neil Ertz, a violin maker, much-loved by both traditional and classical musicians in Scotland.

For more information on the event, including how to book tickets, visit www.rcs.ac.uk/curtain-rises-new-season-rcs/.