HELENSBURGH is set to welcome an “artist of extraordinary magnetism” this weekend as leading international pianist Sarah Beth Briggs plays at the Tower Digital Arts Centre.

The solo performance on Saturday, March 16 is the last in Helensburgh Music Society's 2018-19 concert series, and will include recitals of Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms as well as a tribute to the late Denis Matthews – of whom Sarah was a long-standing pupil – in the centenary of his birth.

Sarah gained a Hindemith Scholarship to study chamber music in Switzerland and her professional career was launched at the age of just 11 when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Sarah taught keyboard for many years at the University of York and gives regular master classes and chamber music tuition in the UK, while she has also taught in Switzerland and the USA.

She is a celebrated artist at music societies and festivals throughout the UK, acclaimed by promoters and critics for her performances and for her engaging and informative introductions to recital programmes.

Her musical interpretations have been broadcast internationally on radio and television and her recital work has taken her to Germany, the USA, Switzerland, France and Italy.

Alongside Sarah’s solo career, chamber music is one of her great passions and in January 2019, classical music record company AVIE released a disc of Sarah playing Schumann and late Brahms.

Single tickets, costing £12, £5 for students and £1 for under-18s, are available online at helensburghboxoffice.com/live or at the Tower box office, in advance or on the door.

Saturday’s concert begins at 7.30pm.