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Violinist returns to his roots.

Report by Sue Austin An international musician will return to his home town this month for a mid-summer concert of Vivaldi concertos.

Violinist, Conor Gricmanis, began his music career at the Bishop's Castle Community College between 2006 and 2013 . Having trained at the Royal Academy of Music he now performs at famous festivals and venues including performances at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Festival Hall, and abroad.

He has appeared on Radio 3 and performs with world-renowned musicians.

The concert, organised by the Community College Bishops Castle Friends group will be held at the college on June 28. It will also feature Gillian Dainty, a cellist and music teacher at the college when Conor was a student. She said her former student was a young and inspiring pioneering baroque violinist who combines his passion for historical performance and composition with a charismatic approach, lightness of touch and a wonderful rapport with his audience. The violinist will also be joined by local musicians and musicians from his ensemble Noxwode.

During the afternoon of his performance current students will have a chance to meet him and here about his journey from High School music clubs to international musician.

He said: "Bishops Castle was the most inspiring platform for me to kick start my career and I would like to share that experience with current students."

Tickets are available on line at the-community-college-shropshire-council.


Violinist, Conor Gricmanis, who will play at the Bishop's Castle Community College, where he studied

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2019
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