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Trio's free gig in aid of town schoolgirl

Rugby Editorial 13th Aug, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A VIOLA player is bringing her string quartet to Rugby next week in aid of the charity which supports her ill niece, a pupil at Bilton Infants School.

Jane Rogers’ Rosamunda String Quartet will play a free concert at St Andrew’s Church from 7.30pm on Thursday, August 21.

A collection will be held in support of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), a subject very close to Jane’s heart.

She said: “My five-year-old niece Eleanor was born with a rare form of liver disease. She will need a liver transplant by the age of ten.

“She’s bright, talented and funny and I love her to bits. She’s also very musical and is learning to play the harp.”

She said the CLDF had offered vital support to her sister and her family, and funded fund vital research into childhood liver disease.

“By supporting this and raising money I hope that by the time Eleanor needs a transplant, treatment will be much advanced and less invasive for her.

“I’m hoping that people will take the opportunity to come along to enjoy the music and support a really worthwhile cause at the same time.”

Jane is a professional viola player who has spent 20 years touring the world. She also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Amsterdam Conservatorium.

She moved to Rugby last year so she could help her niece’s family.

Her Rosamunda String Quartet colleagues – violinists Persephone Gibbs and Liz MacCarthy and cellist Claudine Cassidy – are travelling from London and Wales to play for free.

The quartet, who play historical instruments will perform music by Purcell, Biber, Haydn and Mozart.

Visit childliverdisease.org for more information on CLDF.

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