Grand piano performers coming to Berwick

An award-winning Scottish piano duet are preparing to perform in Berwick.

Sunday, 15th March 2015, 9:13 am

PianoPiano’s debut CD ‘dedicated…’ is a tribute to iconic women who have changed the course of history. Each composition is dedicated to a female pioneer, including the Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, the ground breaking Amelia Earhart and Nobel prize winning Marie Curie.

Now, live on tour, ‘dedicated…’ is performed and composed for not one, but two grand pianos, by two of Scotland’s most popular musicians, the award-winning Karen MacIver and Hilary Brooks. The performance features nine original tracks combining elements of improvisation, filmic landscape and sheer classical virtuosity.

Hilary Brooks is a multi-award winning musical director & arranger. Her recent Critics Awards for best music and sound include Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ (2011) & Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ (2013) and a nomination for ‘Sunshine on Leith, the musical’. Hilary composed the orchestral score for The Eastern Bride featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic.

Karen MacIver’s acclaimed work ‘Flame’ was written for the Olympic Torch Relay and underscored the film of its journey to the London 2012 Games. Karen was the recipient of a British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors award in 2010.

PianoPiano perform at The Maltings, Berwick, on Friday, March 20 at 8pm. Tickets are £13 (£11.50 conc)