World premiere for Milngavie Music Club


THE world premiere of a piece of work composed by a talented young local composer is going to be performed at Milngavie Music Club’s next concert on November 16.

Whilst Tom Harrold was a student in Douglas Academy’s Music School, he occasionally assisted at Milngavie Music Club’s concerts by turning pages for pianists. Since then Tom has been establishing a considerable name for himself as a composer, having won the prestigious BBC Proms-Guardian Young Composers’ competition as a teenager in 2007, as well as many other prizes and commendations.

Tom’s work “Velvet Skies”, for string quartet, was commissioned by the Music Club for its 70th anniversary year, with support of East Dunbartonshire Arts Council and it will be performed by the Maxwell String Quartet, which is rapidly establishing itself as one of the leading classical music ensembles in Scotland. It will be part of a programme including quartets by Haydn, Britten and Mendelssohn.

This concert, the third in the Music Club’s international series, starts at 7.30pm in Cairns Church, Milngavie.

Tickets cost £10 (£5 for full time students, children get in free) and are available from Milngavie Bookshop, The Iron Chef, Milngavie, e-mail and at the door on the night. Further details from