Monday 25th July 2022 7.30pm Deeside Theatre, Aboyne
Finn Mannion, cello with Sophia Rahman, piano
Finn is Aboyne Cello Festival’s Young Artist 2022
Finn, at times with pianist Sophia Rahman, will be playing wonderful music by composers from Bach, Cassadó, Schumann and Debussy.
An exciting opportunity to hear this fantastic young cellist live, Finn’s talent and exceptional musicality was evident from a young age. When he was 10 he was awarded a government funded place at Scotland’s National Music School in Edinburgh and he spent 7 years studying there with Ruth Beauchamp, during which time he took part in the Aboyne Cello Festival. Finn became the youngest ever winner of The Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious ‘Julius Isserlis’ scholarship at age 17. The following year (2020), he won the Beatrice Huntington Award for Cellists. He spent a year in Glasgow studying with David Watkin and Alison Wells and is now at the Musik-Akademie in Basel, Switzerland with Prof. Danjulo Ishizaka.
Finn’s infectious enthusiasm for chamber music has led to his already having performed chamber music with many leading musicians from Britain and abroad and he has been principal cello with all three of Scotland’s Youth Orchestras.
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