Sunday 28th July 2024,
2.00 pm
St. Michael's Parish Church, Linithgow

Rebecca and Silviya present a mixed programme with a mixture of complete pieces and some "audience-pleasers". The performers will introduce the pieces and programmes will be available with more detail.


Gerald Finzi - 5 Bagatelles, Op23
C. Neilsen - Fantasistykke
M. Ravel - Pièce en Forme de Habanere
H.J. Baermann - Adagio
W.A. Mozart - 2 Arias for Clarinet and Piano (arr. Benoy & Bryce)
Weber - Clarinet Concertino in Eflat minor (Op.26)

Rebecca Whitener is a professional clarinettist, teacher, chamber music coach, mentor, music educator and conductor based in Scotland. She regularly performs with world class ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Digital Arts, as well as playing further afield with Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, London Concertante, Stuttgart Festival Ensemble and Teatro Regio Torino. Rebecca has recorded with these ensembles for BBC Radio 3 Live, Chandos, Decca, Hänssler Classics, Linn Records, Naxos and Sony Pictures.
As a chamber musician, Rebecca is a founding member of the Arctic Winds Wind Quintet, Sound Collective Scotland and Cameo Clarinet Quartet, and has also performed with Dunedin Consort, Children’s Classic Concerts, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Scottish Wind Ensemble, London Mozart Players and the Verbier Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble.

Pianist Silviya Mihaylova is currently based in Glasgow, UK where she enjoys busy life as a performer, chamber musician and a teacher. Currently Silviya is the pianist for Sound Collective Scotland, the accompanist for the Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir and a lecturer in piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, both in their Junior and Senior Departments. 
Born in Plovdiv, Silviya studied with one of the most renowned piano teachers in Bulgaria – Mrs. Rositza Ivancheva at the National School for Music and Dance “Dobrin Petkov” and continued her education with Prof Fali Pavri - a pupil of Victor Merzhanov, who could trace his teaching descendancy back to P. I. Tchaikovsky, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she obtained Bachelor and Master’s in piano performance.
Silviya had her piano solo debut recital at the age of 14 and in the last two decades has performed in recitals, concert and competitions on three continents
She is an Alumni of Live Music Now Scotland, organisation found by Yehudi Menuhin where she performed with flautist Nikola Kyosev, soprano Oksana Mavrodii and mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova between 2008-2017. 

Silviya is a sought-after educator – her piano class at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland performs at concerts, competitions and festivals, regularly winning top prizes and her pupils continue their studies at different Higher education institutions all over the UK. 


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