Icelandic violinist comes to Moors


Icelandic violin sensation Eva Thorarinasdottir will perform at the Band Room on the North York Moors on Friday.

Eva will play works by Bach, Ysaÿe and Vaughan Williams (among others) on her 1845 Joseph Rocca violin.

Born in Reykjavik in 1986, Eva has been playing the violin since she was three, but made quantum leaps more recently after performing as a soloist at London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room and leading orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and on famous stages throughout Europe.

The concert is a fund-raiser for Farndale’s two village halls and is dedicated to the memory of Harold Dobson, who looked after The Band Room for 40 years until his death in 2010.

Early booking is recommended as The Band Room’s capacity is only 100.

Tickets are £10 each, available from Fifty pence of every ticket sold goes to this Kirkbymoorside-based trust, which provides funding for innovation and research into the healing potential of music therapy for children and adults with special needs.