A CELEBRATED virtuoso is set to tinkle the ivories next month to celebrate the centenary of Marchmont House's majestic concert organ.

The organ was installed at the Greenlaw mansion during the creation of the Music Room in 1919.

One of the world’s leading concert organists, Thomas Trotter, will perform a special concert to mark the anniversary of the opening.

The Music Room was designed by Scottish architect and furniture designer, Sir Robert Lorimer, a leading exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who completed a makeover of Marchmont House in 1919, almost 170 years after it was originally built.

The room included a magnificent pipe organ crafted by William Hill & Son and Norman Beard and housed in an intricately designed Lorimer case.

Both the room and organ were masterpieces of the craftsmanship Lorimer brought to Marchmont House, which is now establishing itself as a home for makers and creators, celebrating creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Hugo Burge, from Marchmont House, said: "The Music Room and organ are such an important part of Lorimer’s arts and crafts heritage here at Marchmont that we felt their centenary deserved to be recognised through the talents of a virtuoso like Thomas Trotter, who is recognised as one of the most brilliant concert organists on the world stage.

"Sir Robert Lorimer’s influence has been one of the inspirations behind our vision for Marchmont as a place where craftsmanship, creativity, sustainability and community are celebrated and encouraged so we hope that the public will join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening of music in an inspiring and historic setting.”

The organ recently underwent a complete overhaul as part of an eight-year restoration at Marchmont.

After almost 100 years of service, it had become unplayable.

Over 18 months, Rosyth’s Forth Pipe Organs Ltd dismantled and removed the instrument from its case and restored and repaired its 1,962 pipes, its bellows and soundboards before reinstalling it behind its elegant Lorimer screen, ready for a new century of music-making.

As one of the UK’s most admired musicians, Trotter has performed with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and has given recitals at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Vienna and at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

He is also the organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster.

On Wednesday, November 6, supported by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, he will perform a special Centennial Recital that includes works by J S Bach and Edward Elgar.

Mark Richards from Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers said: "Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is delighted to sponsor and support the Thomas Trotter pipe organ recital at Marchmont House to celebrate this important anniversary.

"The combination of hearing this widely acclaimed musician play such an important instrument within these surroundings is both exciting and a privilege.”

The Centennial Organ Recital takes place at Marchmont House on Wednesday, November 6.

Pre-booking is required and each ticket purchased helps Marchmont towards its dream of building sustainable creativity and preserving yesterday’s handcrafted skills for generations to come.

For further information and tickets, visit Eventbrite