THE sounds of Hungary and Argentina will come to the Queen’s Hall this week, with three of the country’s leading instrumentalists set to perform.

Violinist Sophie Rosa, double bassist and guitarist Roberto Carrillo-Garcia and pianist Gemma Beeson are bringing an evening of Latin American and European dance to the venue this evening.

The quartet will play Histoire du Tango and Four Seasons in Buenos Aires by Argentina’s tango king Astor Piazzolla, alongside Hungarian folk dances, and showpieces for violin and double bass by Paganini and Bottesini.

The concert is the latest event to be organised by the Hexham and District Music Society.

The society’s chairman, Martin Hughes, said: “This is a wonderful programme brought to us by three great musicians.

“It’s music with a lightness of touch and humour that will bring a smile to the faces of the audience.”

Sophie Rosa is also leader of the orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, and guest leads orchestras across the UK.

She has released CDs on Champs Hill and EM Records to great acclaim

Roberto Carrillo-Garcia was principal double bass with the Northern Sinfonia and later the Hallé Orchestra.

He has also been guest principal with orchestras all over Europe and is also a busy chamber musician and solo guitarist.

Gemma Beeson’s busy performing schedule as solo pianist, accompanist and chamber musician has taken her around the world.

She has made several recordings and broadcasts with the BBC Singers, and also appears regularly with the Hallé Orchestra