Welcome to Perth Chamber Music

In 2017, after sixty-nine years of bringing world-renowned musicians and exciting young performers to Perth, we passed the milestone of hosting our 400th concert. We look forward to celebrating our 70th birthday in 2018.

Our concerts take place in the 800-year-old St. John’s Kirk, one of Perth’s best chamber music venues, and you can always relive the experience or whet your appetite by reading the reviews.

Brodsky Quartet2017-18 CONCERT SERIES

The 2016-17 season ended on Monday 3 April with a classical recital by the combined Aurea and Gildas Quartets who included an exciting rendition of Mendelssohn’s famous Octet.

The 2017-18 season highlights include James Gilchrist who returns to sing Winterreise; the “saxophonist extraordinaire” Jess Gillam, BBC Young Musician finalist of 2016; and our last opportunity to hear the Schubert Ensemble in Perth, before they disband after 34 years.

Mon 9 October 2017: Brodsky Quartet
Sat 18 November 2017: James Gilchrist (tenor) and Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Tue 5 December 2017: Jess Gillam (saxophone) with Jonathan Fisher (piano)
Wed 17 January 2018: Sinopia String Quartet
Mon 19 February 2018: Cavendish Winds
Wed 7 March 2018: The Schubert Ensemble

All the concerts take place in St. John’s Kirk, Perth.

If you are visiting Perth we hope you can come to one of our concerts, and if you live locally our season ticket offers a great discount of 25%.

2017 Bursary Winners, Leonie Brink and Angus GriersonBURSARY AWARDS

The Jubilee Bursary Awards were set up in 2008 to mark PCM’s 60th Anniversary and to reward the region’s most talented young musicians.

Out of five candidates in 2017, the judges chose Leonie Brink (clarinet) and Angus Grierson (trombone) as the joint winners.

The competition is made possible by the generous support of the Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust, the Concord Music shop and the members of Perth Chamber Music Society.

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Alongside the concerts in St. John’s Kirk, Perth Chamber Music organises school workshops, taking visiting musicians into local primary and secondary schools.

St. Petersburg String Quartet Workshop

This season, four workshops have taken place reaching 700 students, led by:

  • Schubert Ensemble (Perth North Inch Campus, primary and secondary students)
  • Brodsky Quartet (Kinross High, masterclass and recital)
  • Cameo Clarinet Quartet (Rattray Primary, Blairgowrie)
  • Cameo Clarinet Quartet (Robert Douglas Memorial Primary, Scone)

Plans for more workshops in 2016-17 are underway. The support of the Thomson Trust, Enterprise Music Scotland and the Education Authority is gratefully acknowledged.