Notable cellist and conductor

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On SATURDAY (April 20) local charity Angus Arts welcomes Will Conway, one of Britain’s foremost cellists and conductors, to Fasque House for an evening of music, mixed with personal and historical insights.

‘One Man and his Cello’ will take a musical journey through Italy, Germany, Russia and Britain with a programme that includes Domenico Gabrielli, Johann Sebastian Bach and Benjamin Britten. The evening will also include readings of Britten by local film-maker Alan Finlayson.

William began his career as a cellist in his home town of Glasgow before attending the Royal College of Music in London.

His career has embraced numerous roles including principal cello with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and co-principal cello with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

As artistic director of acclaimed contemporary chamber music group Hebrides Ensemble, Will combines his two passions of conducting and cello-playing; his strong commitment to contemporary music was recognised by an award from the Scottish Society of Composers for an outstanding contribution to new music.

He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for pre-concert drinks. Tickets (£12.50 with £7.50 student concession) can be booked by ‘phoning 01674 850842/01356 648669/01356 670304 or by emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com Fasque House is outside Fettercairn on the B974 Cairn O’Mount Road.