Pianist Duncan Honeybourne will première Richard Pantcheff’s Piano Sonata at the English Music Festival concert.
The Piano Sonata will be complemented by that of Frank Bridge and
by Britten’s Night Piece.
DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE piano
with Richard Pantcheff introducing his new sonata
Frank Bridge Piano Sonata
Benjamin Britten Notturno (Night Piece)
Richard Pantcheff Piano Sonata (world premiere)
Commended by International Piano magazine for his "glittering performances", Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a colourful and diverse career as a pianist and in music education. Born in Dorset, he was a prizewinner at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated with First Class Honours and later received the honorary award of HonRBC for professional distinction. He completed his studies in London with Mikhail Kazakevich on a Goldenweiser Scholarship awarded by the Sheepdrove Trust.
His debut in 1998 as concerto soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, was broadcast on radio and television, and he gave recital debuts in London, Dublin, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Duncan's first solo disc was described by Gramophone magazine as "not to be missed by all lovers of English music", whilst BBC Music Magazine reported: "There are gorgeous things here. Hard to imagine better performances."
Duncan has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as solo and lecture recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals. His solo performances have been frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and TV, Irish, French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish and German Radio, SABC (South Africa), ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand.
An extensive discography reflects Honeybourne's long association with British and Irish piano music, and include new works dedicated to him by celebrated composers as well as complete recorded cycles of the solo piano music of E.J. Moeran, Andrew Downes and John Joubert and the complete violin/piano music of Parry. Duncan's solo discs have been awarded 5 stars in International Piano and featured as MusicWeb International Recording of the Year as well as CD of the Week on FMR Radio in South Africa. Duncan is a Tutor in Piano at the University of Southampton and Sherborne School and gives regular masterclasses and adjudications. He is Founder/Artistic Director of the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts.
Duncan Honeybourne website
Richard Pantcheff website
The English Music Festival website
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