The violinist and composer performs music from her acclaimed first solo album, Hert, which draws musical and storytelling inspirations from her Orkney heritage.
Violinist and composer Catriona Price is one of the most versatile Scottish musicians on the international stage. She is as at home with folk and improvisation as with classical settings. Hailing from Orkney, Price is a grassroots folk fiddler who grew up immersed in fiddle groups and folk sessions. Her musicality has since been nurtured in a variety of contexts, including classical training at the Royal Academy of Music. Price’s performances seek to break down barriers between genres, while offering a personal retelling of traditional stories from Orkney.
Hert is Price’s debut solo album, acclaimed by The Scotsman as a ‘vivid aural collage’ and by Fatea Magazine as ‘an engaging multilayered work that achieves the rarest of things, synergy’. Price’s first major compositional commission, Hert is a nine-movement suite for nine musicians inspired by George Mackay Brown’s Orcadian writing and exploring the concept of home.
an inspiring, mesmerising and thoroughly energising listen
The Hub Series is supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown together with Flure Grossart
With additional support from
Catriona Price Violin, Vocalist
Seonaid Aitken Violin, Vocalist
Sarah Leonard Viola
Peggy Nolan Cello
Andrew Robb Double Bass
Sarah Hayes Flute, Vocalist
Esther Swift Harp, Vocalist
Tom Gibbs Piano
Owen Williams Drums
Venus as a Boy
True Love Waits (Radiohead)
Energy at the End of the World
It’s Oh So Quiet (H.Lang)