TROON'S musical genius Michael Foyle is gearing up for his next classical concert this weekend.

The violinist, and former pupil of Wellington School, will take to the stage in Berwick Upon Tweed to create his 'Music at Paxton...Plus' festival debut on Sunday, May 15.

Michael and his Estonian pianist Maksim Štšura form Foyle-Štšura Duo who will play a range of pieces in a free one hour taster concert designed to introduce new audiences to chamber music at Paxton House.

Speaking about the upcoming concert Michael: "I started playing violin when I was aged four and have been playing ever since. 

"This concert is going to be in between a whole lot of others. The Friday and Saturday before I will be in Vienna and the Monday afterwards I will be in St Petersburg.

"The aim of Sunday is to show audiences different types of music and encourage them to listen to engage in something different."

At the age of 13 and only in second year at Wellington, Michael became leader of the National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland. 

Now London-based, Michael and Maksim have toured the world since starting their collaboration in 2012, and have performed in many venues across the UK including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace and St. Martin-in-the-Fields the Purcell Rooms. 

Michael continued: "Every venue is a little bit different I could not pick a favourite they have all been amazing and you get the opportunity to travel all over the world.

"For me there was never any question about what I wanted to do. Music felt like the most natural thing to me. I think everyone should take up an instrument. It allows you to travel and you meet so many different people."

Music at Paxton…Plus, takes place in Paxton House on Sunday, May 15. For full details and booking, phone 01289 386905.