Violinist Bradley Creswick, accompanied by pianist David Murray(Mouth of the Tyne Festival Collective Event).

We are delighted to welcome back to the Old Low Light, world class musicians, violinist Bradley Creswick, accompanied by David Murray on the piano.

The concert, part of our 2024 classic music programme, will feature duos forming the baroque and classical repertoire, ending with Bradley’s now famous virtuosic Hungarian encores.

Centre director Guy Moody said: “We are able to bring our 2024 winter classic music performances with very welcome support from the Mouth of the Tyne Festival Collective and through once again working with renowned, local professional musicians and teachers, David and Jennifer Murray who are passionate about bringing top quality classical music close to home at a reasonable cost in challenging times.

“The Old Low Light provides an intimate venue for these classic concerts and the programme means our audiences can hear top class performers and discover from them the stories behind the composers and their compositions. All the classic concerts will be introduced by the performers to give audiences a deeper understanding of the music they are listening to.”

More about Bradley and David


Bradley Creswick is an internationally acclaimed violinist. He was appointed leader and first violinist of the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra (RNSO) in 1984 and three years later moved to London to lead the Philharmonia Orchestra, still retaining a relationship with the RNSO. He later became leader of the orchestra at the Royal Opera House before returning to the North East and the RNSO in 1994, where over the years he played to packed concert halls and where his rendition of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending was a highlight for music lovers. He retired from the RNSO in 2019 at the end of the orchestra’s 60th anniversary season and was bestowed the title of Leader Emeritus in honour of his remarkable career with them.

He continues to perform across the world although also enjoys performing in the community, including at his local church.

Bradley, who lives in Whitley Bay is known for his unique and energetic style and diverse repertoire. He was destined to entertain from an early age having accompanied his father, a circus and fairground performer, who also played the drums and his mother, a jazz singer around venues, including Butlins at Bognor Regis. He started playing the piano aged seven and the clarinet at 12, only later becoming interested in the violin. At the Royal College of Music, he studied both the violin and piano.

David Murray, who lives in Monkseaton, has been recognised as one of the North East’s most acclaimed pianists, and is in constant demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber music partner. He has accompanied top musicians, including Bradley Creswick, in recitals all over the world.

He is also well known as a choral trainer and conductor and is permanent conductor of Bishopwearmouth Choral Society and Hexham Abbey Festival Chorus.

In recent years, David has been instrumental in establishing a new chamber music series in Whitley Bay which has proved highly successful, attracting artists of international standing.

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