Highland Support Refugees was started in Inverness in 2015 and has volunteers from Shetland to Moray. They collect donations of clothing, toiletries, tents and sleeping bags and once sorted, packed and sent to camps across Europe with over 200 tons of aid dispatched so far.
They also seek to engage with local communities about the refugee crisis and resettling refugees in the Highlands. Simon Evans, violinist teaches English to refugees, having taught Syrians in Dingwall and Inverness and currently teach Ukrainians on the Black Isle and Afghan teenagers in Invergordon.
Julian Davis has played piano since childhood and obtained the LRAM diploma in the 1980s. He worked until recently as Professor of Medicine at Manchester University and Manchester Royal Infirmary, while remaining active as an amateur musician. He has regularly given recitals as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles and often with Simon having played together since 1992.
Entry is by donation and you can look forward to enjoying varied music with Beethoven’s Spring Sonata a beautiful sunny piece with wonderful melodies. The Bartok is full of Hungarian Folk tunes and brims with energy. The Richard Strauss sonata is an exciting youthful piece with an extremely virtuosic piano part.