What did Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley have in common? They both played the accordion!
Benny Anderson of world-famous ABBA is an accomplished pianist and keyboardist, but he is now devoting a lot of his time to his love of the accordion.
Praised as being one of the classical instrument’s most exciting rising stars, Ryan Corbett has recently been selected as a BBC3 New Generation Artist. Playing at The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society on Friday 10th November, Ryan will feature works by Bach and Tchaikovshy, alongside original works for the classical accordion.
It won’t be long before Christmas and if you are wondering what to buy the child in your life, toy accordions are a fantastic way to introduce children to the world of music. Giving the gift of music makes a great present and hearing Ryan could be the inspiration to get started.
When Ryan was 11 his grandmother gave him a small accordion, on which he taught himself to play Scottish traditional music. He started learning with Djordje Gajic at the age of 14 and continues to do so. He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he is currently enrolled on the master’s course.
Previously, Ryan studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy and St Mary’s Music School. He has given concerts across Europe and the USA at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie.
As a registered charity, The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society has been staging world class music concerts since their inception in 1949. They are keen to engage with a younger audience and showcase fledgling performers. If you have never been to a classical music concert before, this is an excellent place to start in a comfortable setting where the artistry is simply brought to life.
Tickets cost £18.00; children and students attend free with an accompanying adult. Go along on Friday 10th November at 7.30pm at Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ.
The theatre is modern but cosy. For more details visit www.scunthorpe-concert-society.co.uk.