Artists of the year concert – Perth Festival of the Arts 2024

The Cross Trust has long been a major supporter of Perth’s vibrant annual Arts Festival and, in recent years, has done so by sponsoring a concert featuring young musicians supported in their studies by The Cross Trust. St Matthew’s Church on Tay Street in Perth is once again the superb venue for this year’s concert at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th May, when three exceptional Scottish musicians will present a rich and varied programme.

Pianist ELEANOR PUGSLEY is a multiple competition prize winner whose exciting performances blend classical, jazz and improvisation. Eleanor encompasses a rare freshness in her music, rooted in her freedom across genres and her passion to broaden the scope of classical music. In 2023 she became an alumna of Yoyo Ma’s Silk Road Global Musician project and, in the same year, became an artist with Live Music Now – an international movement enabling access to all audiences.

TALLULAH ROSE is a young multi-disciplinary artist, Edinburgh born and now Amsterdam-based. Tallulah’s formal musical training at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam was the springboard to her career as a singer, songwriter, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Tallulah has played in many bands over the years and her music explores deep themes through her blend of soul, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and electronic influences.

AILSA BLACK is a singer/songwriter from Dumfries & Galloway now in her final year of the Popular Music BA (Hons) at UHI Perth. Ailsa’s artistic influences include traditional Scottish music, as well as a blend of other styles, and she has won several top awards for performance in Burns Song at festivals. Nature and Scottish culture inspire Ailsa’s recent writing, and this is an exciting opportunity to hear an artist at the very outset of her career.

The Cross Trust is proud to have supported these young musicians and you are warmly encouraged to come along and hear them on 30 May. Tickets for Under 18s are just £1 and Concessions £14.50. Tickets available at