Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Scottish Borders
EH45 8AD


Johann Sebastian BachCello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian BachCello Suite no.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
~ Interval ~
Johann Sebastian BachCello Suite no.4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010


Philip Higham – cello

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Programme Note

When he performed for Music in Peebles in December 2010, Edinburgh-born Philip Higham was already a rising star among young cellists. Today, recently appointed as Principal Cello of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, he is recognised internationally as “a major talent, [offering] object lessons in lyrical sensitivity, musical architecture and expressive insight” (Washington Post).

The six cello suites by J.S. Bach are generally considered to be the pinnacles of the solo cello repertoire, endlessly challenging, fascinating and rewarding to cellists and listeners alike. Philip Higham’s recent recording of all six suites has been widely hailed as revelatory, bringing fresh insights to these great masterpieces. We are delighted and very excited that Philip has chosen to play three of the suites on his much-anticipated return to Peebles. This is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the season!

For full details, please visit the Music in Peebles website.

Philip Higham

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