Sunday 12th November 2023, at 19:30hrs

Venue: St Michael's Parish Church, EH49 6AL

Trumpet and Piano

Tickets: £16, U26 £6, Children free. Also included in Linlithgow Arts Guild Season Ticket



An outstanding charismatic young graduate trumpet player, accompanied by a travelled solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist play a wide ranging programme of classical items with some jazz, some lighter music and some pieces by Florence Price.



Honegger: Intrada

Poulenc: Métamorphoses

Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness

Halsey Stevens: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

Bitsch: Quatre variations sur un thème de Domenico Scarlatti 

Rogers and Hart: My Funny Valentine

Enescu: Légende

Florence Price: Sympathy

Florence Price: Thumbnail sketches of a Day in Life, Morning

Florence Price: Adoration

Karl Pilss: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

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Born in 1998 and of Nigerian-Scottish descent, Aaron Azunda Akugbo hails from Edinburgh and is poised as a future leading exponent of his instrument. He brings a wide-ranging musical taste to his artistry and despite being classically trained, cites Louis Armstrong as his biggest musical inspiration. He is a charismatic performer with an abundance of natural humour which translates into an effortless engagement with people and audiences.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and an ex-principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Aaron can often be seen freelancing in the principal chairs of some of the most prestigious orchestras in the UK including the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.







 The  Turkish pianist Zeynep Özsuca has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Born in Ankara, she began piano lessons at the age of four and continued her studies at Ankara Conservatory of Hacettepe University. After winning Istanbul Symphony’s Young Soloists Competition in 2001, Zeynep moved to the United States to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory under Prof. Peter Takács. She then majored in accompaniment and vocal coaching at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin with Prof. Alexander Vitlin and graduated with an MA in 2013. Zeynep currently lives in London and pursues her career as concert pianist and repetiteur.