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Florian’s first Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Florian will be performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time this year. He will be in Edinburgh from Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August and will make four appearances:

Monday 6th August: live on BBC Radio 3

Florian joins presenter Sean Rafferty, Scottish mezzo soprano Katherine Aitken, members of NYO Jazz – New York’s youth jazz programme, Scottish folk string quartet RANT, violinist Emily Sun, and actor Simon Callow live from the BBC Hub in the grounds of George Heriot’s School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh (Fringe venue #25) for In Tune, live from 5pm to 7 pm (GMT+1). You might also be able to join the audience in Edinburgh: the BBC may have places still available and you can find out the details by following this link. If you can’t catch the programme live it will be available via the BBC web site after the broadcast for four weeks.

Wednesday 8th August: Chopin after Lunch

Florian performs at 2.00 pm at the Royal Scots Club as part of the ROSL Arts programme of three daily concerts at the Fringe from 6th to 17th August. In 2018 the Royal Overseas League Classical Music Fringe Series is being held for the first time at the Royal Scots Club, which will host the concerts in the Princess Royal Suite.

Programme

Chopin (1810 – 1849), Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Chopin, Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1

Chopin, Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1

Liszt (1811 – 1886), Piano Sonata in B Minor, S178/R21

Tickets are available from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office, concessions and family tickets are available and the ticket price includes tea/coffee and biscuits, served after the concert. You may also be able to arrange tickets via the Royal Scots Club on 0131 525 6156.

Thursday 9th August: Beethoven for Breakfast

Florian’s second ROSL Fringe concert takes place at 9.30 am. Venue and ticket arrangements are as for 8th August.

Programme

Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathetique”
i. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
ii. Adagio cantabile
iii. RondoL Allegro

Beethoven, 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80

Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
i. Allegro con brio
ii. Introduzione: Adagio molto
iii. Rondo: Allegretto moderato

Friday 10th August: Mozart for tea

Florian’s final ROSL concert is at 4.00 pm. Venue and ticket arrangements are as for 8th August.

Programme

Mozart (1756 – 1791), 12 Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265

Mozart, Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397

Mozart, Rondo in D Major, K. 485

Mozart, Rondo in A Minor, K. 511

Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310
i. Allegro maestoso
ii. Andante cantabile
iii. Presto

The Royal Over-Seas League is a self-funded organisation which operates under a Royal Charter and ‘aims at promoting an enduring multi-racial fellowship pledged to the support of the Commonwealth and to the service of others and humanity at large.’ In addition to its support for the arts, ROSL also has an extensive programme of humanitarian work, currently in Kenya, Botswana, Sri Lanka and Namibia. You can find out more about ROSL here. The Royal Scots Club is the temporary home of the Edinburgh branch of the ROSL.

Florian has strong links to Scotland and fond memories of performing in Glasgow in 2017, but this will be the first time he has performed in Edinburgh and his first visit to the Festival:

“I’ve heard so much about the Edinburgh Festival and the unique atmosphere of the Fringe. I can’t wait to experience it for myself and to make a very small contribution to what I’m told is the biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet!”