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Ailsa Aitkenhead is a classical pianist based in Edinburgh. She is a masters graduate with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a professional piano accompanist, repetiteur and soloist. She is a frequent performer across Scotland. Ailsa is available for performance, accompaniment and piano teaching.



2024 Concert Dates – contact me for tickets

19th January – A Tribute to Einaudi, solo piano recital St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:15 pm

19th January – – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital with Serena Whitmarsh, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 9:30pm

28th February – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital St Mary’s Cathedral with Serena Whitmarsh, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:15pm

28th February – A Tribute to Einaudi, solo piano recital, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 9:30pm

9th March – Light of a Clear Morning, concert with SPS Choir at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 1:30pm

15th March – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital with Serena Whitmarsh, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:15pm

15th March – A Tribute to Einaudi, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 9:30pm

16th March – Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria, with Pentland Singers Choir, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno – 2:30pm-5pm. 6pm concert

22nd March – Death and the Shell, a performance of the new miniature opera by Charlie Barker, Edinburgh, venue and time tbc

23rd March – Come and Sing with Susie Wapshott, chorus director at Scottish Opera, St Vincents Chapel, Edinburgh, 10:30-5pm

13th April – Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, with Stirling University Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, 7:30pm

20th April, Guest soloist for Clackmannanshire Choral Society, Tillicoultry Parish Church Hall, Tillicoultry

5th May, accompanist for Von Ibler-Innes Schola Cantorum of Edinburgh Award, St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, 3pm

16th May, Wesendonck Leider and Four Last Songs with soprano Natascha Piletti, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 12pm

3rd August, An American Songbook with Mezzo-soprano Barbara Jones, Marchmont St Giles Church, 2:30pm

6th August, Blood and the Moon, leider concert featuring new works by singer and composer Johan Hartmann, Greyfriars Kirk, 6pm

9th August, Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, leider concert featuring new works by singer and composer Johan Hartmann, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 6pm

20th August, Wesendonck Leider and Four Last Songs with soprano Natascha Piletti, Marchmont St Giles, Edinburgh, 2:30pm

29th September, concert with Mezzo-soprano Barbara Jones at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm

25th October, Nosferatu silent film screening with live piano soundtrack, St Vincent’s Chapel, Edinburgh, time tbc

31st October, Nosferatu silent film screening with live piano soundtrack, St Vincents Chapel, Edinburgh, time tbc

19th December, Carols by Candlelight, St Vincents Chapel, time tbc

20th December, Carols by Candlelight, St Vincents Chapel, time tbc

21st December, Carols by Candlelight, St Vincents Chapel, time tbc

2023 Concerts

25th January – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:30 pm and 9:30

8th February – A Tribute to Einaudi, piano solo recital, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

27th February – Once Upon a Tune with RSNO (orchestral celesta) Eden Court, Inverness

8th March – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital Oran Mor, Glasgow, 6pm and 8:30pm

10th March – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, violin and piano recital St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

12th March – Pentland Singers Choir Spring Concert, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm

14th April – A Tribute to Einaudi, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, 7:15pm and 9:30pm

7th June – Pentland Singers Summer Concert Balerno High School, 7:30pm

8th June – Pentland Singers Summer Concert, Balerno High School, 7:30pm

16th June – A recital of French piano music, French Institute, 7pm

30th June – A rectial of French song, with Caroline Beltra soprano, French Institute, 7pm

5th August – Solo piano recital, Marchmont St Giles, Edinburgh, 2:30pm

10th Auguat – Solo Piano recital, St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Edinburgh,8:30pm

12th August – Flute and Piano Recital, with Leila Marshall, St Marks Unitarian Church, Edinburgh 2:30pm

15th August – Solo Piano Recital, St Marks Unitarian Church, Edinburgh, 8:30pm

17th August – Song Recital with Barbara Jones, Marchmont St Giles Church, Edinburgh, 2:30pm

19th August – Three hands at the Piano, Recital, St Vincents Chapel, Edinburgh, time tbc

27th October – French song recital with soprano Caroline beltra, French institute, 6:30pm

  • 24th February, 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Trades Hall, Glasgow, 6pm/8:30pm
  • 29th March, 2022, Music of Adele, with Joanna Stark cellist, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 6pm/8:30pm
  • 30th March 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Trades Hall, Glasgow, 6pm/8:30pm
  • 24th April 2022, Fantasy and Fairytales Solo Piano Recital, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm
  • 11th May 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Trades Hall, Glasgow 6pm/8:30pm
  • 13 May 2022, Marriage of Figaro with Three Bridges Opera, Castlandhill House, Rosyth, 7pm
  • 14th May 2022, Marriage of Figaro with Three Bridges Opera, Castlandhill House, Rosyth, 7pm
  • 15th May 2022, Marriage of Figaro with Three Bridges Opera, Castlandhill House, Rosyth, 2pm
  • 16th May 2022, Marriage of Figaro with Three Bridges Opera, Castlandhill House, Rosyth, 7pm
  • 27th May 2022, Traquair Choir, Scottish Borders, venue and time tbc
  • 8th June 2022, Pentland Singers, Balerno Parish Church, Balerno, 7:30pm
  • 9th June 2022, Pentland Singers, Balerno Parish Church, Balerno, 7:30pm
  • 29th June 2022, Best Of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Trades Hall, Glasgow, 6:00pm and 8:30pm
  • 13th July 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, St Mary’s Catherdral, Edinburgh, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
  • 14th July 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Trades Hall, Glasgow, 6pm and 8:30pm
  • 27th July, Fantasy and Fairytales Solo Piano Recital, Pianodrome, Edinburgh, 7pm and 9pm
  • 5th August 2022, Music of Fleetwood Mac for piano and violin, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm and 8:30pm
  • 7th August 2022, Festivo Winds, Poulenc Sextet for wind quintet and piano, St Mark’s Artspace, Edinburgh, 8pm
  • 9th August 2022, Flute and Piano Recital with Leila Marshall, St Mark’s Artspace, Edinburgh, 8pm
  • 17th August 2022, Best of Einaudi solo piano recital, St Mark’s Artspace, Edinburgh, 8:30pm
  • 19th August 2022, Fantasy and Fairytales Solo Piano Recital, St Marks Artspace, Edinburgh, 2:30pm
  • 25th August 2022, Cello and Piano Recital with Stephen Laidlaw, Marchmont St Giles Church, Edinburgh, 2:30pm
  • 28th August 2022, Cello and Piano Recital with Stephen Laidlaw, Old High Church, Inverness, 4pm
  • 7th September 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, St Mary’s Catherdral, Edinburgh, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
  • 25th September 2022, Mezzo-soprano and piano recital with Barbara Jones, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm
  • 12th October 2022, Music of Fleetwood Mac for piano and violin, Oran Mor, Glasgow 6pm, 8:30pm
  • 26th October 2022, Music of Fleetwood Mac for piano and violin, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, 6pm and 8:30pm
  • 9th November 2022, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
  • 16th November 2022, Music of Fleetwood Mac for piano and violin, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 6pm and 8:30pm
  • 25th November 2022, Music of Fleetwood Mac for piano and violin, St Mary’s Cathedral, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
  • 29th November 2022. Music of Coldplay for piano and cello, Oran Mor, 6pm and 8:30pm
  • 3rd December 2022, Stirling University Choir Christmas Concert, Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, 7pm
  • 7th December 2022, Pentland Singers Choir Christmas Concert, Balerno Hight School, 7pm
  • 8th December 2022, Pentland Singers Choir Christmas Concert, Balerno High School, 7pm
  • 14th December 2022, SPS choir carol concert

2021

  • 5th August 2021, Best Of Chopin Solo Piano Recital, Platform, Glasgow 6:00pm/8:30pm
  • 13th August 2021, Schubert and Franck, cello and piano recital, Old High Church, Inverness, 1pm
  • 20th August 2021, Brahms, Beethoven, Da Falla, violin and piano recital, Stable, Cromarty, 7:30pm
  • 24th August, 2021, Best Of Chopin Solo Piano Recital, Platform, Glasgow 6:00pm/8:30pm
  • 26th August 2021, Best Of Chopin Solo Piano Recital, Platform, Glasgow 6:00pm/8:30pm
  • 29th August 2021, Best of Chopin Solo Piano Recital, St Marks Unitarian Church, Edinburgh, 11am
  • 25th October 2021, Best of Einaudi Solo Piano Recital, Platform, Glasgow, 6pm/ 8:30pm
  • 26th September 2021, Song recital with Sarah Moore, Holy Trinity Church, Haddington, 7pm
  • 5th November 2021, Clarinet and PIano Recital with Jean Johnson, Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh, 1pm
  • 4th December 2021, Stirling University Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, 7:30pm
  • 8th December 2021, Pentland Singers, Balerno Parish Church, Balerno, 7:30pm
  • 9th December 2021, Pentland Singers, Balerno Parish Church, Balerno, 7:30pm