Trumpet and Organ Paisley Abbey

Laurence Gargan
Trumpet Recital

Saturday 22  December at 12.30pm in Paisley Abbey

The series of lunchtime recitals in Paisley  Abbey continues on Saturday 22 December at 12.30 pm, when there will be an opportunity to  hear a short concert given by the internationally known trumpeter, Laurence  Gargan.

Laurence was born  in Kilmarnock and began his musical career playing cornet in the local colliery  brass band. After studying at the RSAMD in Glasgow he became Principal  Trumpet in the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra and later, was appointed to the same  position in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.  He has played Guest Principal Trumpet with the  London Philharmonic Orchestra The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle  Orchestra, the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and the BBC Scottish Symphony  Orchestra among others. His first solo CD of music for trumpet and organ  entitled “The Lyric Trumpet and Organ” (in collaboration with George McPhee)  received plaudits from all the industry journals.In commenting on this CD, the  ‘Brass Herald’ said “whether on the piccolo trumpet, cornet, or trumpet, Gargan  proves just how lyrical the instrument can be in the hands of a master”.  He will soon move to a new post as Professor of Brass in Soochow  University, China.  

Laurence will play works by  Neruda, Flor Peeters and Purcell and the recital will include organ solos by  accompanist, George McPhee.  

Entry to the recital costs £5 and can be paid at the  door.

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