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Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, St. Giles' Cathedral — Main

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Treat yourself and your loved ones to an exceptional piano recital in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Renowned British concert pianist, Christina Lawrie, will perform an outstanding selection of classical and romantic piano works in a concert to remember!  

Christina Lawrie enjoys an exciting and varied career as soloist, song pianist and chamber musician. Career highlights include solo recitals for Wigmore Hall Purcell Room Leeds International Concert Season St. George's, Bristol Perth Concert Hall Grieg Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and live performances for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland as well as filmed performances of music by Beethoven and Ravel for BBC Bitesize.   

Christina has won a host of accolades on a national and international level. She was a finalist in the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition in London, the Madrid International Piano Competition “ Compositores de España” and a prizewinner at the Marsala International Piano Competition.  Christina is a graduate of Cambridge University, the RCM and RAM. She studied with Sergei Babayan, Joan Havill, Vanessa Latarche and Yonty Solomon. She is a member of staff at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, and also works as a staff accompanist in the RCM Vocal department.


  • Frederic Chopin – Fantasy Impromptu
  • Franz Liszt – Un Sospiro
  • Edvard Grieg – Wedding Day at Troldhagen
  • Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff – Prelude in C sharp minor
  • Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Program is subject to change


Piano: Christina Lawrie

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.

Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist of the Romantic area (early 19th century). He wrote primarily piano solos but also piano concerts, chamber pieces and songs set to Polish lyrics. He is well-known as a poetic genius without competition of his generation. In fact, he created the concept of instrumental ballade and his performances were noted for their sensitivity and fine distinction. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he performed for the intimate atmospheres of salons. For most of his life, he suffered poor health. As a result, he died quite young at the age of 39, probably of tuberculosis.

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor of the 19th century Romantic era. He was well-known for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist all over Europe. In fact, he was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule) as a composer. Over the course of his career he created extensive and diverse bodies of works that influenced contemporaries and anticipated many 20th-century ideas and trends. For instance, his most notable musical contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, making radical departures in harmony and developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form.


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