A renowned concert pianist will perform at St Peter's Church in Burnley next month as part of the morning concert programme.

Duncan Glenday is a Northern College of Music graduate known for his recitals, having given more than 300 throughout the UK.

This includes prestigious venues such as The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, St James Piccadilly, London and the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

The concert will start at 11am on Saturday, March 2, and will see Duncan perform music from Liszt, Schubert, Schumann and Albéniz, preceded by refreshments served from 10.30am.

Duncan is a professor of piano at the University of Manchester and has previously taught at prominent institutions such as Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department.

He is also the founder and artistic director of the Uppermill Summer Music Festival in Saddleworth, which he launched in 2016.

As a soloist, Duncan has performed more than 20 concertos, including classic works by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninov, as well as those by Dohnanyi, Copland, and Henze with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.

He has also worked with conductors such as Nicholas Kok, En Shao, Clark Rundell and Benjamin Ellin.

Duncan has a keen interest in modern music and has premiered the work of contemporary composers such as Ed Hughes, Camden Reeves, and Stephen Montague. 

With a passion for chamber music, Duncan performs regularly at various festivals across the UK, including the Lake District Summer Music, Buxton, Ryedale, and the Isle of Wight.

He frequently collaborates with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge, a former BBC New Generation Artist, and violinist Sophie Rosa, with whom he is currently performing a series of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.

Admission is £7, with students and under 18s going free, and includes refreshments and parking in the school yard at Rawcliffe Street until 1pm.

A concert in April will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the rebuilding of the church organ and will see musician Tom Bell in action.