Katy Bell & Robin Versteeg

When: Wednesday, July 21st 2021, Start Time: 19:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Music & Theatre

Cellist Katy Bell and pianist Robin Versteeg are no strangers to performing for the Trust having played in the Stables under various guises and groups over the years.

They return for this French selection, performing the same programme on the evening of Wednesday 21st AND the afternoon of Thursday 22nd July.  This will enable us to keep audience numbers low to ensure social distancing whilst not reducing overall capacity.




Faure Cello Sonata no.1 Op. 109
Dutilluex Trois Strophes Sur le Nom de Sacher for cello solo
Faure Elegie 
Faure Papillon 


Saint-Saens Les Cloches du Soir Op. 85 for piano solo
Debussy Cello Sonata
Gabus Deploration Pour Une Amie Defunte for cello solo

Tickets: £10 each
Only available in advance - no door sales.

Please note: when you book, let us know who in your party is in your 'bubble' and who is not, if relevant. We have to set up the audience seating to reflect these bubbles and you will therefore have allocated seats on arrival.  If there are any changes to your booking / group / bubble, please let us know in advance of the concert so we can try and accommodate this.  It's a rather drawn-out process but for everyone's comfort and safety, it has to be done this way.  Please bear with us!

You will need to wear a face covering on arrival and departure and communal areas but CAN remove it once you are seated for the duration of the concert.  There will be no interval and no refreshments available though you are welcome to bring and consume your own.

To book tickets, email us on info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or tel 01381 600354.  We can take payment by bank transfer (preferred method), card payment, cheque or cash. Our office is no longer open every day but someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Katy Bell - Cello

Cellist Katy Bell grew up in Glasgow and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Cincinnati USA. Whilst in the US she premiered new works for cello at the Midwest Composers Symposium and performed Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians under the direction of Reich himself. Katy subsequently lived in the Netherlands and the Highlands, performing widely and teaching. She has performed the Bach Cello Suites at Podiumkunsten Emmakade, commissioned new works for solo cello and for cello and bass from composer Natalie Draper, been artist in residence at Lyth Arts Centre and worked with Sistema Scotland as well as the Sistema project in The Hague. As well as their duo partnership, Katy has also appeared as soloist with Robin conducting. Although she is now back in Glasgow, Katy maintains strong ties with the Highlands, returning to play with the Mahler Players and continuing to teach via zoom! 

Robin Versteeg - Pianist

Born and brought up in Edinburgh, Robin read music at the University of Edinburgh and then pursued postgraduate studies in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, also graduating with the LRAM in instrumental teaching. As a collaborative pianist Robin has worked widely in auditions, workshops, and festivals for such organizations as NYCOS, NYOS, and Scottish Opera Education, and as a founding member of the chamber trio Vocali3e he was featured in Creative Scotland’s curated showcase “Made in Scotland” commissioning, premiering, and recording Jennifer Margaret Barker’s Burns song cycle, A Lassie’s Love. An experienced repetiteur and choral accompanist, Robin has played for the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, and Cappella Nova Outreach, and was repetiteur for Cromarty Youth Opera from its inception.

A conductor of notable breadth, Robin has directed choirs and orchestras throughout Scotland working with musicians of all ages, and with groups both amateur and professional. He has been with the remarkable community orchestra Ness Sinfonia since 2017, and is also musical director of Cairngorms Orchestra and Highland Chamber Orchestra. Passionate about music education for many years, he has taught piano at a number of independent schools and for Dundee City Council, and is on the music examiner panel for Trinity College London. Now based in the Highlands, he runs a thriving private teaching practice from his home in Strathspey. Robin has also been active as a writer, and has authored programme notes for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.




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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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