Duncan visits Lytham as part of a busy schedule

Pianist Duncan Glenday

Pianist Duncan Glenday

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Lytham St Annes Music Circle welcomes the return visit of the pianist Duncan Glenday for the second concert of its 68th season on Friday 26 when he will play works by Haydn, Beethoven, Grieg, Schumann and Chopin.

Duncan (pictured right) enjoys a busy and varied performing career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher.

Since completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, he has performed extensively throughout England and Scotland and has appeared at many major venues and with the Northern Chamber Orchestra at the Lowry.

For over 15 years he has given recitals for music societies around the UK, and in 2010 he was invited to give a concert for the inaugural Geneva International Summer Festival, whilst concerts this season include recitals in Lytham, Chichester, Rochdale, Hartlepool, Saddleworth and Cornwall.

He has also made many concerto appearances including Beethoven’s second piano concerto with the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven’s Emperor with the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, and Rachmaninov’s 2nd concerto in Huddersfield Town Hall with the Slaithwaite Philharmonic.

Duncan is also in great demand as an accompanist and chamber musician. He has recorded for BBC Radio 2, has performed at the International Lake District Summer Music Festival and has worked with singers from Glyndebourne, Opera North, ENO and Welsh National Opera.

As a student, Duncan enjoyed success in various prizes and competitions, including first prize in the 1994 John Ireland Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the 2002 Calabria International Piano Competition in Italy. He trained at the Royal Northern College of Music where he followed the joint degree course with Manchester University, graduating with a first class honours degree, the RNCM graduate and postgraduate Diplomas, and the prestigious RNCM Diploma in professional performance.

Duncan is currently a tutor of piano at Manchester University and at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department, and is President of Leigh Music Society.

The recital takes place in the Hall at AKS Lytham on the King Edward VII and Queen Mary School site at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 adults and free for school students and can be obtained from Plackitt & Booth’s Book Shop in Lytham, the Violin Shop in Blackpool and on the door.