Rising stars coming to town venue for music society’s next concert

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Benjamin Baker (violin) and Erdem Misirlioglu (piano) will take to the stage for the second concert of Morpeth Music Society’s 70th season.

They will be playing music by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Saint-Saëns – there has been a slight change of programme since the concert brochures were printed.

Mr Baker started playing the violin at the age of three. His family later moved from New Zealand so that he could study at the Menuhin school.

He is continuing his studies at the Royal College of Music and is being sponsored by YCAT (Young Concert Artists Trust), which is a very competitive scheme. He has been successful in prestigious contests.

Mr Misirlioglu started his music training at the age of six. His father is Turkish and his mother British.

In 2006, he won the piano section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. He is also sponsored by the YCAT scheme and as well as giving solo performances, he frequently performs with Mr Baker.

The concert is being held on Thursday, November 13, in Morpeth Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Adult tickets, priced £14, are available from the church, the Chantry or Mrs A Cunningham on 01670 513369.