Jane Stirling Festival
Just back from an extraordinary musical evening – the
Jane Stirling Festival in Stirling.
We heard superb playing by two young Polish musicians playing Chopin- Radoslaw Gozdzikowski and Aleksandra Moliszewska (see extra photos).
The event was a Polish -Scottish collaboration to honour the memory of Jane Stirling, a former pupil of Chopin, who lived near Dunblane. .
She became his benevolent patroness and brought him over from Paris in order to play in a number of stately homes around Scotland.
Now a new generation of young Polish musicians are re-discovering the Chopin- Scottish link and are giving a number of concerts throughout Scotland to celebrate what will hopefully become an annual cultural event in both Poland and Scotland.
Photo: Sue Stirling-Aird, organiser of the event along with the Polish musicians and actors who read a selection of Sir Walter Scott’s poetry.