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Halloween Piano Classics by Candlelight: Moonlight Sonata

Prepare for a terrifying Halloween night as paranormal investigator Alastair Sim shares spine-tingling ghost stories - accompanied by spooky piano at one of Glasgow's most haunted locations!

Halloween Piano Classics by Candlelight: Moonlight Sonata

About Halloween Piano Classics by Candlelight: Moonlight Sonata

"Artistic Director Matthew Shiel shone" (ThisWeek Culture)

Professional storyteller and paranormal investigator Alastair Sim (of Edinburgh's infamous 'City of the Dead Tours') shares his stories of Scotland's most notorious hauntings as award-winning concert pianist Matthew Shiel performs gothic and funerial masterpieces of classical music.

This special Halloween concert experience takes place at St Bride's Church, one of Glasgow's most haunted locations and a hive of supernatural activity - by candle and torchlight. Sit down and listen if you dare!

PROGRAMME:
Piano Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 in C# minor - 'Moonlight Sonata' - Beethoven

INTERVAL:
Funeral March (Op. 35) - Chopin
Danse Macabre - Saint-Saëns - Liszt
Funeral March of a Marionette - Theme from 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' - Gounod

Artistic Director: Matthew Shiel
Matthew Shiel is a concert pianist and conductor based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the recipient of a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with first class honours and several academic and performance prizes including: J.S. Bach Competition Prize for Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, Mary and Raymond Thomson Organ Scholarship, and Agnes Millar Prize for Outstanding Harmony and Counterpoint.

He has performed piano solo and duet recitals at venues such as St Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle) and Unitarernes Hus (Copenhagen, DK) and has been invited to be a guest speaker to the Wagner Society of Scotland and the University of Middlesex. He has performed several concertos with the Abbotsford String Orchestra, Little Biggar Orchestra and the Àirigh Orchestra. He was also entrusted to give the world première of Dr Alfredo Caponnetto's Baroque Concerto (PhD, University of Edinburgh), which the composer kindly dedicated to him.

He is conductor of the Àirigh Orchestra and the Scottish Meditation Orchestra and teaches piano at the University of Edinburgh.

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