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Philip Sharp - Mid Day recital

Philip Sharp - Mid Day recital

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The third Fylde Arts Young Artists Platform recital at the Lytham Assembly rooms on Friday will be given by pianist Philip Sharp who is making his second appearance in the annual series which features promising young musicians.

Philip studied for four years at the music school of Douglas Academy in Glasgow before being offered a place at Chethams School of Music in Manchester to study with Murray McLachlan.

While at Chethams he has received lessons from and performed for many eminent pianists such as Peter Donahoe, David Wilde and Bryce Morrison.

He has appeared in major venues including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and competition successes include the final of the European Piano Teachers Association UK Piano Competition and first place in the Chetham’s 2010 Yamaha Piano Competition.

Friday’s programme include works by John McLeod – Sonata No 1, Brahms – 7 Fantasies Op 116, and Beethoven – Piano Sonata in C major Op 2 No 3. The recital begins at 2pm and admission is £7 (£5 for Fylde Arts members).