Owen Murray, Professor of Accordion and Chamber Music at the Royal Academy of Music presents an evening of Chamber music in which he will be joined by students from the Royal Academy and Giggleswick Pupils on Friday 5th June 2015 at 7.30pm at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire.
The evening will include Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto. The emergence of the classical accordion as a recognised and respected instrument on the UK concert platform is due in no small way to the efforts and achievements of Owen Murray who has single-handedly pioneered an awareness and enthusiasm for the instrument in the classical music world. Born in Scotland, Owen Murray studied with Mogens Ellegaard at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In 1986 he was invited by the Royal Academy of Music to establish an accordion department, where he was appointed Professor – the first appointment of its kind in the UK.
Tickets are free – can be booked by visiting: http://www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt/whatso/music/professor-owen-murray/