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Heading the days programme will be the well-respected pianist Christopher Baxter who is described by music critics as ‘… a dazzling display of virtuoso musicianship…’, ‘… sometimes beautiful, sometimes glorious, always superbly performed and always enjoyable.’ Christopher is in constant demand as a soloist and recent performances include recitals throughout the UK and abroad.

Property Manager, Shona Ferguson is delighted with the event series and says: ‘We are thrilled to have such a prestigious pianist as Christopher Baxter playing at our ‘Music For Lunch’ series at Brodie. The Drawing Room is very special and an ideal venue as the acoustics are exceptional. We know that the venue is perfect to showcase such a brilliant musician.’

The Tuesday lunchtime recital will be on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 12.00pm and will feature the Scottish pianist’s repertoire. Christopher will be playing pieces by Mozart, Schumann and short Scotland-themed pieces over the lunchtime period in the stunning surroundings of the Red Drawing Room. He has performed recently at the Royal Festival, Wigmore, Usher and London’s Steinway Halls, performances at the Latour and Uzerche Festivals in France, the Alba Festival in Italy, a tour of the Faroe Islands, at the Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man, and recitals in South Korea and Singapore. Continues Shona: ‘After the 45-minute recital by Christopher, lunch will be available as an option in the Castle Tea Room. Our Tea Room team always go that extra mile and I know that it will be a wonderful finish to a very special event.’

The’ Music for Lunch’ series is coordinated by Bernardo Mantilla Baca, a resident of Brodie, and is a collaborative cultural exchange programme project between the National Trust for Scotland, Music Nairn, Findhorn Bay Arts and Fundacion Teatro Bolivar. It provides the opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience top quality live music in the splendour and atmosphere of Brodie Castle. When visitors step through the fabulous castle entrance, they step back in time to the castle’s glory days, when the Brodie family were one of Scotland’s most prominent families. The Drawing Room has an impressive art collection many of which can be seen whilst listening to this live piano recital.