Testimonials

“Isla’s musical and violinistic talent is obvious to everyone who hears her play. This, coupled with her high level of technical ability, diligence and commitment, make her a most exciting prospect for the future.” Peter Markham, classical violinist

“Isla is an elegant and stylish performer with much to offer as a sincere musician who plays from the heart.” Adjudicator of Concerto Class Edinburgh Competition Festival 2014

“Isla has a lovely quality in her voice well suited to acoustic, folky and traditional songs. She shows real promise as a songwriter.” Gill Bowman, Scottish traditional singer

“The lyrics to Death Row draw in the listener to a place where she says “smiles are as strange as the summer to snow”. Her performance is also compelling – a chilling lament for a life lost that brings to mind Billie Holliday’s classic Strange Fruit. Isla is clearly a very talented young musician.” Dan Jones, Amnesty International UK Education Team

“It was a great pleasure for me to perform alongside Isla at the Usher Hall. I found her to be an enthusiastic, warmhearted young girl, and a promising musician full of dedication and seriousness – such a joy for me to see in someone so young! I wish her the best of luck, and hope to hear her play again in the near future.” Nicola Benedetti, classical violinist

“Though I got in touch with Isla with little time to spare before my wedding, she was more than willing to accommodate my requests (and the constraints of the pianist), even changing her travel plans to ensure she’d be able to be an integral part of my special day. As her biography and CV will attest, she is a remarkably talented, experienced, and qualified musician – all of which shone through during her performance at my wedding. Her wistful and poignant interpretation of Yumeji’s Theme by Shigeru Umebayashi, which she played as my wife walked down the aisle, moved some guests to tears. I consider it a great honour to have heard Isla play, and all the more so at my own wedding. I commend her for her professionalism and her remarkable musicianship, and it is without hesitation or reservation that I can recommend her to anyone seeking a violinist of the highest calibre.” Vinesh Rajpaul, client