Bach and Shostakovich concerts

PIANIST Gusztáv Feny? is to perform a series of concerts in Glasgow.

J S Bach’s ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ and Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues will be performed side-by-side in the series taking place at Glasgow’s City Halls from 21 March.

The first part of each concert will be devoted to Bach, the second to Shostakovich.

The inspiration for this arrangement is Shostakovich, whose own cycle was created on hearing the playing of Bach Preludes and Fugues by the Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva at the first Leipzig Bach competition in 1950.

Gusztáv Feny? gave the first Glasgow performance of the complete Shostakovich cycle in 2006 and has performed the two books of “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on several occasions in recent years.

His earlier cycles of Beethoven, Chopin and Bartók have been highly praised.

John Muir artists revealed

THE artists Dalziel and Scullion have been announced as the John Muir Artists in Residence 2018.

They will be working in Dunbar with the John Muir Way.

They will work in East Lothian and work towards an exhibition at Dunbar Town House Gallery, opening on 19 May and throughout June.

An artist’s talk and the launch of an associated publication in the gallery will be on 23 June.

Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion are Scottish based artists who work in sculpture, photography, video and sound.

They often work with the ideas of environment and ecology

They were chosen for the John Muir Residency after Dalziel worked with North Light Arts when he presented at the Fertile Ground Conference.

The annual John Muir Residency is supported by East Lothian Council Arts Service and Creative Scotland.