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.