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Turquoise Duo - A soirée of French composers

Thursday 18 January 19:00-20:30

The Institut français d’Ecosse is kick-starting 2018 with a soirée of French music for oboe and piano presented by Usher Hall Emerging Artists, Turquoise Duo. Enjoy an evening of french composers (including Fauré, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns) in the stunning environs of our performance space here at our new premises on West Parliament Square.

Turquoise Duo is an ensemble created in 2015 wanting to spread and explore classical music with a special focus in Cuban, European and Scottish Folklore. Daniel Hart (piano) and Clara Lafuente (oboe) were born respectively in Cuba and Spain, and met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The home countries of the players bring to the repertoire a Mediterranean and Caribbean flavour, mixed with the Scottish culture from where the group has been developing. They have played in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival as part of Live Music Now scheme, who allows them to have performance opportunities in places where people rarely have the chance to listen to live music. Having a versatile repertoire, they hope to please every kind of audience.


C. Saint-Saëns - Oboe Sonata op. 166 1. Andantino 2. – 3. Molto Allegro

M. Marais - Folies d’Espagne

E. Lecuona - Two Spanish Dances

E. Bozza - Fantaisie Pastorale

F. Poulenc - Oboe Sonata 1. Elegie 2. Scherzo 3. Deploration

I. Albéniz - 1. Sevilla 2. Malagueña

C. Debussy - Canope

J. W. Kalliwoda - Morceau de Salon

Date: January 18th 2018
Time: 19.00
Duration: 1hr30mins
Price: £8 (£6 concession)
Please book in advance : 0131 285 6030 or email us

Institut Français Écosse 2018