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Litolff  :  Idylles and Aquarelles

Holst  :  Six Works for Solo Piano

Beethoven  :  Diabelli Variations

Heralded for performances of “spectacular musicianship and technical brilliance” (The Scotsman), “evangelizing urgency” (International Record Review) and “freshness and lucidity” (The Herald Scotland), James Willshire has been praised for the virtuosity and intelligence of his pianism and has developed a reputation for his interpretations of British and French music. He has appeared as soloist at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Purcell Room, Palau de la Musica (Petit Palau), Glasgow City Halls, Queens Hall Edinburgh, Perth Concert Hall, St George’s Bristol, Caird Hall and the Fairfield Halls.

James Willshire is a member of the Keyboard Department at both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.  He returns to musicinverness as a piano soloist after being a member of the Quintet Cairdeas which opened our season in September 2017 with a performance of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet".