Candlelit Concert


8 December, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ancuta Nite-Doyle (piano) and Quintin Doyle (cello) play in the beautiful candlelit surroundings of St Ninian’s Church in Stonehouse. Free refreshments following the performance. CDs on sale!

Tickets £10 (suggested donation) available from St Ninian’s or  All proceeds in aid of Kitega Community Centre and St Ninian’s Project Fund.

Programme to include:

Chopin – Works for solo piano
Bach – Suite No. 1 for solo cello
Sibelius – Valse Triste
MacMillan – Northern Skies
Bruch – Kol Nidrei

Ancuţa was born in Piatra Neamt, North East Romania, and began studying the piano at the age of 7. After winning a Silvestri Scholarship she studied with Graeme McNaught in Scotland, before returning to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied with Fali Pavri and Aaron Shorr on a Stevenson Scholarship and an ABRSM international Scholarship. Graduating with a post graduate master’s degree she won many prizes including the Mozart Concerto Competition performing K271 the “Jeunehomme” Concerto and performed C. Saint-Saens 2nd Piano Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of her final exam in March 2008. Ancuta has performed across Europe as well as in the U.K. in venues such as Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, London’s Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre and the New Auditorium at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Ancuţa has also participated in masterclasses with great pianists such as John Lill, Steven Osborne, Katia Veekmans, Roy Howatt, Alexander Korsantia and Pascal Roge. Recent performances include Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the New Edinburgh Orchestra and the Warsaw Concerto with Helensburgh Orchestral Society.

Quintin has worked in architecture for over fifteen years with JM Architects and Atkins. He was worked on many prestigious projects across the UK and was recently the lead designer for Cambridge North, a new rail station described by the managing director of Greater Anglia as “a fantastic design, incorporating Cambridge’s innovative heritage, and one of the most environmentally-friendly stations on the network”. He is currently commuting to India helping to deliver Hinkley Point C, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

Outwith architecture he is a keen cellist, playing regularly with orchestras such as the Amicus Orchestra (of which he is a founding member), Scottish Sinfonia, The Waverley Consort and the Telemann Ensemble with which he recently performed Vivaldi’s concerto for two cellos. Since 2008, he and his wife Ancuţa have held annual Piano and Cello recitals for Hospices of Hope. To mark ten years of supporting the charity they hosted twenty concerts in their house, the culmination of which in December 2108 was a performance by Scotland’s Russian Choir, Russkaya Cappella. Their combined fundraising to date has raised over £20,000 and shared the amazing work that Hospices of Hope do to an ever growing base in the west of Scotland.


St Ninian’s Church
10 Vicars Road
Stonehouse, ML9 3EB United Kingdom
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