Cromarty classical music showcase is a real family affair

Hattie Macgregor

TALENTED teenage sisters whose musical talents have taken them far from home for advanced tuition will be perform at a local showcase this weekend.

Molly (18) and Hattie (16) McGregor, who grew up in Rosemarkie, perform at The Stables in Cromarty on Sunday for the latest in a popular classical music series.

They have both performed for the Highland Youth Orchestras and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and now study at the Yehudi Menuhin School near Cobham, Surrey.

Molly attended Fortrose Academy before being accepted to St Marys Music School in Edinburgh to study with Francis Cummings prior to joining the Menuhin school.

Molly McGregor

Whilst still a pupil at Resolis Primary, she was named Highland Musician of the Year in 2013. Her programme will include work for unaccompanied violin from Paganini amongst others.

In 2015, Hattie left Scotland to board at the Yehudi Menuhin School where she continues her studies with cellist Bartholomew LaFollette as well as piano with Alexis White. While studying composition at the school with John Cooney, her compositions for trumpet and trombone have been recorded by John Kenny and Simon Desbruslais.

Whilst at Resolis Primary, she was named Highland Most Promising Talent 2015.

The girls play a programme of Bach, Paganini and Gliere at the Stables, Cromarty on Sunday at 4pm.

Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance at [email protected] / 01381 600354

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