ROMANCE is coming to Melrose - just in time for St Valentine's Day.

On Sunday, February 10, Music in Melrose welcomes acclaimed flautist Adam Walker and pianist James Baillieu for afternoon of wonderfully romantic music.

International award-winning musician Adam was appointed principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21, a remarkable achievement.

He now preforms regularly as a soloist with major orchestras across the UK and abroad.

A committed chamber musician, his interests span lesser-known baroque music through to contemporary works.

Since 2017, he has been a professor at the Royal College of Music.

Pianist James Baillieu, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’, has also won international competitions, and gives solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and further afield.

An innovative programmer, he has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and, enjoying working with young musicians, is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

There will be an opportunity to hear them both play a wonderful afternoon's music in Melrose Parish Church Hall.

Based on a fairy-tale about a water nymph who marries a mortal man to gain a soul, the ‘Undine’ Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 167 is the best-known work by the romantic composer Carl Reinecke who studied under Mendelssohn and Schumann.

It comprises four movements.

More famous for his organ music, Charles-Marie Widor composed the second piece, Suite for flute and piano, Op. 34.

With four movements, it has the size of a sonata and was written for Paul Taffanel, the French flautist whose flute playing revolutionised music for his instrument.

The concert continues with Three Romances Op. 94 by Schumann for flute, oboe or violin, and concludes with César Franck’s much-loved Sonata in A major.

Originally written for violin and piano, considered a masterpiece of romanticism, it was arranged for flute and piano after the composer’s death.

Adam and James' concert for Music in Melrose starts at 3pm.

Tickets, priced £14 for adults and free for accompanied school-age children, are available at the door.