Edinburgh, March 2017 – The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has announced an exciting

new musical line up which will see Palm Court – their iconic Afternoon Tea venue – open its

doors after dark throughout spring 2017.

Sponsored by Ruinart, the new music and cocktail programme - Spring Sessions - will

showcase intimate performances with international and local talent who will use the

elegant setting of Palm Court as their stage.

The series will start in style next month with an

opening performance by celebrated young artist, Zarif, who has opened for Beyoncé.

Scottish-Iranian singer Zarif will take to the stage on Friday 14th to Monday 17th April 2017.

Acclaimed singer-pianist, Jon Nickoll, will follow on the weekend of 28 th April 2017 with

Spring Sessions running every Saturday evening in May and June thereafter featuring talent

from Edinburgh and further afield.

Edinburgh’s most prestigious landmark hotel has enlisted praised Musical Director, Robert

Berry, to design its new event series. He said: “The Balmoral has created something really

fresh and exciting with its Spring Sessions, which I’m sure will be well-received by locals and

international visitors alike. By inviting young artists such as Zarif and established names on

the circuit like Jon Nickoll to perform under Palm Court’s glass dome, The Balmoral is now a

glamorous addition on the Edinburgh music scene.”

Claudio Ciccotti, Food & Beverage Director, The Balmoral, said: “Palm Court is the glittering

centrepiece of our exquisite hotel and we wanted to open up this beautiful setting to add to

Edinburgh’s already vibrant music scene.

As well as a selection of Champagne on offer our mixologist has created a number of cocktails for the occasion including our Spring Into Summer cocktail – made with Hennessy Fine de Cognac, sugar, a dash of Angostura bitters and crowned with R de Ruinart Champagne. Starting with Spring Sessions, our hope is that Palm Court will become one of the city’s leading venues for stellar performances from top

class musical acts in a sophisticated setting.”

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