Duncan Honeybourne

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Duncan Honeybourne
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Background information
Birth nameDuncan Honeybourne
Born (1977-10-27) 27 October 1977 (age 45)
Occupation(s)Pianist, teachier
Years active1990-

Duncan Honeybourne (born 27 October 1977) is an English pianist, teacher and lecturer.


Honeybourne was born at Weymouth, Dorset. He began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, where he won the senior piano prize. He gave his first London recital at the age of fifteen and toured extensively throughout Britain as solo recitalist and concerto soloist. Awarded a place to continue at the RAM, he chose instead to move to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he graduated in 2000 with a B.Mus First Class Honours degree and won many prizes, and later received the honorary award of HonRBC for professional distinction. His teachers included Rosemarie Wright and Philip Martin, and his further piano studies were in London with John York, Leeds with Fanny Waterman, and subsequently for three years on a Goldenweiser Scholarship in London with the Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich. He made his debut as soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 1998.[citation needed]

Honeybourne has played concertos and given recitals throughout the UK and Europe. He has been a frequent soloist on radio networks worldwide including BBC Radio 3, France Musique, ABC Classic FM (Australia) and Radio New Zealand Concert.

Duncan Honeybourne is a Tutor in Piano at the University of Southampton and gives regular masterclasses and lecture recitals.

Duncan Honeybourne's discography on the EM Records, Divine Art and Prima Facie labels includes the complete solo piano music of E.J. Moeran, Andrew Downes and John Joubert, and premiere recordings of works by Walford Davies and Gurney alongside music by Stanford, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Bax, Howells, Pitfield and Fleischmann. His CD "A Forgotten English Romantic", exploring the piano music of composer, poet and priest Greville Cooke, was a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year in 2014.


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