Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist Joins YMS Celebrations in Barnstaple

Kirsten Johnson with Karen Hopper (secretary of YMS) and Richard Prowse (chairman of YMS), Kirsten Johnson, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist and Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for North Devon, attended the Young Musicians' Support (YMS) Concert at St Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple, on Saturday 15 December, 3pm.

Kirsten says "I was impressed with the high standard of musicianship and the talent on display. Well done to YMS for sponsoring lessons for young people and building up the future generation of musicians in this country."

YMS is under the Dartington North Devon Charitable Trust - info here.

Kirsten’s recording of Amy Beach’s Valse Caprice, op 4, was played on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, 16th December; This is part of a four CD set Kirsten recorded of Beach’s complete works, info here:

Adrian Bryant, whose daughter was lucky enough to meet trumpet player, Alison Balsom in Barnstaple via the YMS, comments. “YMS are wonderful because, not only do they give young musicians the opportunity to perform in glorious locations across North Devon, see live music and meet professional musicians, but they also inspire young people to explore and enjoy music. Which, I think, is rather special and unique.”

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