Top concert pianist set for port church

Concert painist Andrew Wilde
Concert painist Andrew Wilde

People who enjoy classical music have a rare opportunity to catch a highly-rated, international concert pianist in Fleetwood today.

Andrew Wilde will be in concert at Fleetwood Methodist Church, beginning at 2pm.

The public is welcome to attend and there is no need to book tickets.

Entry is just £2 at the door.

Mr Wilde, who has appeared four times at the church at the invitation of member Joan Wright, has won many international competitions, including in Milan and New York.

He studied with Ryszard Bakst at Chetham’s School of Music and graduated with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music.

The pianist has given cycles of the complete Beethoven and Mozart Violin Sonatas with the great Hungarian violinist Vilmos Szabadi and has given recitals to mark the 200th Anniversary of Chopin’s birth.

Mr Wilde said: “I am looking forward enormously to playing at Fleetwood Methodist Church.

“It will be a great pleasure for me to share with them some of the wonderful music written for piano.

“I hope to reach out to those for whom it may prove a revelation, a new delight to be pursued and developed over the years.”