Music in Peebles is thrilled and very honoured to announce that the distinguished violinist Gina McCormack has agreed to become our Patron.

Gina McCormack

As one of the UK's foremost violinists and most highly regarded teachers, Gina (who lives in the Scottish Borders) has already been a great supporter of Music in Peebles, attending our concerts whenever she can and helping to raise money for our Piano Fund (including a truly delightful salon-style concert with Nigel Clayton in June 2016).

Gina was absolutely adamant that, as Patron, she did not want to be a mere figurehead but saw this as very much a working role - which exactly matched the way we viewed the remit. Speaking of her appointment, Gina said she hopes to use this new partnership with Music in Peebles to promote young musicians at the start of their careers and to develop more opportunities for young people in the Scottish Borders to experience classical music.

We have already discussed a number of potential projects, both short and longer term, and we are really excited at the prospect of collaborating with Gina to develop these ideas further. The first of these to come to fruition will be our inaugural Patron's Concert in February 2019, in which Gina will showcase students and recent graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In welcoming Gina to this new role, we are very grateful to her for making this important commitment to Music in Peebles and look forward very much to working with her in the years to come.

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