The next lunchtime concert at Rhu and Shandon Church is coming up this month.

The Sandwich Series concert will take place on October 12 and feature the young pianist, George Todică.

Born in Romania in 1993, he started playing when he was six before attending the Octav Bancila School of Arts and later training with leading pianist, Arcadi Trofin.

By the age of eight, George started going to piano competitions - and now has more than 20 prizes in international contests.

In 2010, George won the ‘Constantin Silvestri’ Scholarship which allowed him to study for one year at the Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh. A year later he entered the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he would study for the next six years.

He debated at Wigmore Hall in October 2018 as a Tillett Trust Young Artist. And he most recently won a number of prizes in 2022 in Scotland, Wales, England, France and Turkey.

George has played at other prestigious halls to prepare for Rhu and Shandon Church where he will perform a number of pieces.

His programme will be:

  • D. Scarlatti - Sonata in E Major K80
  • Bach - Rachmaninov - Transcription of Violin Partita No 3 in E Major (1. Prelude 2. Gavotte 3. Gigue)
  • D. Scarlatti - Sonata in A Major K208
  • S. Rachmaninov - Variations on a theme of Corelli Op 42
  • Fr. Chopin - Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante

Doors for the show open at 12.30pm and entry is through the rear door to the church, via ramped access.

Attendees can pick up a sandwich and glass of wine or soft drink on entering. The suggested donation is £15. Proceeds go to the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust.

To attend, email with the number of people attending to help with catering plans.

Parking for those with mobility issues is available in the church grounds or at the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club.