A QUARTET of talented Inverclyde musicians will shine brightly as they share the stage at the Beacon on Sunday.

The four teachers all graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in July and are now set for a big show in front of a home crowd.

Alexandra Griffin, 22, who attended Clydeview Academy in Gourock, plays the flute and Archie Morris, also 22, a former pupil of St Columba in Kilmacolm, also plays flute and piano.

They will be joined Mark Robertson, who attended Inverclyde Academy and sings and plays piano, plus Michael Hepburn, a former pupil of St Stephen's High in Port Glasgow, who also sings and plays trombone.

Mark, 23, says the show is a great way to say thanks for the excellent grounding the education system has given him and his fellow performers.

He told the Tele: "Inverclyde schools provide a fantastic opportunity for young people to flourish in music.

"Attending the Conservatoire for the past four years has been the icing on the cake and each of us has a real desire to pass on to young people what we have learned and that’s why we are all starting our careers as music teachers in secondary schools.”

The graduates - who are in their probationary year teaching in Inverclyde, Renfrew and Glasgow - will perform the recitals they played for their final part of their degree.

The concert is being sponsored by a local music fan who went along to their recitals.

Michael, 21, said: "A local man attended each of our recitals at the Conservatoire and was so impressed with our performances - and the fact that we all came from Inverclyde and had all attended different schools - that he encouraged us and has sponsored us to put on a performance at the Beacon.

"We’re really looking forward to performing and we hope that we will have a good turnout to hear and enjoy the variety of instruments and music performed”

Pictured from left to right are Alexandra, Archie, Mark and Michael.