Paisley Abbey Events

Saturday 21st, there will be a coffee morning in the Cloister Cafe area of the Abbey from 10am until the recital begins. You would be most welcome to come along, and to browse in the lovely gift shop before or after the performance.

Saturday 12th December, there will be a Carol Concert by the Abbey Choir at Netherby Hall, Longtown, Cumbria at 4pm. A coach will leave the Abbey at 11:30am, and stop at Gretna Outlet Village for lunch (not included in the cost). After the concert, the coach will depart Netherby Hall at 6pm, arriving back at the Abbey at 8pm. The cost is £32 (PAMS members) and £35 (Non-PAMS members). If anyone is interested, please contact the PAMS Secretary (Marion McDougall) or email for your details to be forwarded.


At 12.30pm on Saturday 21 November in Paisley Abbey, Nina Kopparhed (voice), Mark Wilson (violin) and Michal Gajzler (piano) will give a varied programme of ‘Music from the Heart’ to suit all tastes

Nina Kopparhed is a light dramatic coloratura soprano who made her singing debut in November 2011, singing Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra. Her operatic debut quickly followed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Aria Alba. Since then, Nina has sung roles over a wide range of operas and will be performing in Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte: Nov 20th -21st, Edinburgh), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring, Harrow Opera, March 2016), Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera, London, July 2016), and Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos, VoiceArc, Edinburgh, Nov 2016).

Mark Wilson studied violin performance at both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (then the RSAMD) and the Royal Academy of Music, in London. He then co- founded the Solaris String Quartet and the piano trio, Trilogy, before becoming concertmaster of the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso in Brazil. He is now the leader of the flexible string ensemble, Afton Strings and a member of Virtduosi, a recital duo.

Michal Gajzler Graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow with a master degree in Piano Performance and from the Jagiellonian University with a master degree in musicology. He is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is widely experienced in repetiteurship and piano accompaniment.

The Programme, ‘Music from the Heart’, includes…..

Along the Field (songs for voice and violin ) Vaughan Williams
Chaconne (violin) JS Bach
Heart of my Heart (voice, violin and piano) Mark Wilson
Der hirt auf dem Felsen (Voice, violin and piano) Schubert

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