ONE of the most prolific and talented violin players the Borders has ever produced will play a rare concert on home soil later this month.

And Gina McCormack will be ably accompanied by distinguished pianist Nigel Clayton.

World class violinist Gina McCormack, who lives in Galashiels, makes frequent BBC 3 broadcasts, has led the Sorrel String Quartet for 13 years and has recorded no fewer than 12 CDs for the Chandos label.

Nigel is professor of piano at the Royal College of Music in London.

He regularly performs worldwide, both as a soloist and with chamber groups.

Gina and Nigel will start the concert at Melrose Parish Church with Schubert’s beautiful Duo in A major, followed by ‘La Fontaine D’Arethuse’ by the Polish late Romantic composer Karol Szymanowkski which depicts a fable about a young hunter who chances upon a young goddess dancing by a river.

Debussy’s Sonata in G minor, the composer’s last work, comes next. A powerful piece, this is followed by Fauré’s Romance for violin and piano.

The Melrose Music Society concert concludes with Richard Strauss’s Sonata for violin and piano, Opus 18, in classical form with three movements.

Tickets for the concert on Saturday, October 20 are available at the door, priced £14 for non-members of the Melrose Music Society, and free for accompanied school-age children.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.