Perdy Syers - Gibson
From the CD Booklet " Fiddling with a Piano "
Perdy was introduced to traditional Scottish music at the age of 10 when she and three friends went along to the weekly sessions of the Dunkeld and District Strathspey and Reel Society. Later she had lessons from Ron Gonnella.
At the age of 13 Perdy was awarded a music scholorship to Gordonstoun School. After lessons with Douglas Lawrence and inspiration from Alastair Fraser's fiddle courses at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye, she went on to compete in senior classes at festivals all over Scotland. She has won several championships and is regularly invited to take part in the prestigious Glenfiddich Competition at Blair Castle and the Fiddle Master Championships in Oban.
She has been a member of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra , co-leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and plays with Camerata Scotland, a chamber orchestra for professional musicians. She is now following a post-graduate course, having graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2004.
Perdy plays an 18th century violin made by Charles and Samuel Thompson of St Paul's Yard, London. Her viola was made by David Milward of Northumberland in 2002.