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Festival Lunchtime Recital - Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray
Festival Lunchtime Recital - Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray

Fri, 18 Aug


St Mary's Cathedral

Festival Lunchtime Recital - Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray

A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by Neil Mantle (horn) and Gillian Brown (piano).

Time & Location

18 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45

St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Free lunchtime recitals every day from 2nd to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists performing in a wide variety of styles, genres, and instruments.  This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

Horn and piano | Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray

  • Rondo in Bb major - Arnold Cooke
  • Empfindungen am Meere - Romanze,  Opus 1 - Franz Strauss
  • Spanish Dance No. 5 - Enrique Granados - arr. Ivan Phillips. 
  • Sonata for Horn and Piano - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Sonata for Horn and Piano, Opus 7 - Hermann Eichborn

Neil Mantle MBE was born in Essex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has combined a successful career as a freelance horn player with RSNO, SCO and Scottish Opera amongst other organisations with conducting-both choral and orchestra. Additionally he was an examiner to ABRSM for many years-retiring in 2022.

He has been awarded an ARAM –an honour accorded to past students who have attained distinction in their chosen field and an MBE in the Queen’s Honours List for services to music in Scotland.

Gillian Gray: Coming from a musical family, she received a scholarship to the Nottinghamshire County Music School. After graduating from RNCM she moved to Edinburgh to take up her present  appointment on the piano faculty of City of Edinburgh Music School.

In addition to her activities as a chamber music performer, Gillian has appeared with Scottish Sinfonia in concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Schumann

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