A ‘promising’ young violinist will perform during a night of music in Carlisle later this month.

The City of Carlisle Orchestra will present a programme of classics at its winter concert on November 25.

It will open with Franz von Suppé’s Overture to Poet and Peasant, followed by a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.2, Op. 44, by the young musician Paul Docherty, whose playing has been described as ‘completely compelling and musically moving’.

Mr Docherty has recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he won multiple prizes for his playing.

He has wide experience working with both professional and amateur orchestras and ensembles, and recently performed Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with Glasgow Sinfonia in the RSNO new auditorium, an accomplishment that was hailed as ‘a very impressive, commanding performance, full of flair’.

Mr Docherty and the orchestra will be directed by Peggy Wu, a Master of Music student at the RSC, studying conducting.

Ms Wu has been guiding the musicians through the repertoire since early September, her remarkable skills and energy lighting up rehearsals.

Both Wu and Docherty have shared their talents with the local musicians of the City of Carlisle Orchestra and the collaboration has been ‘extraordinarily successful’, according to the orchestra.

The concert, which ends with Dvorak’s renowned Symphony in E Minor, Op.95 ‘From the New World’ promises a highly enjoyable evening of classical music.

The event will take place at St John’s Church, London Road, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door.

Students and under 18’s can attend for free.

Tickets are available in advance from orchestra members, the tourist information centre in the old town hall, or Bookend in Castle Street.