Duncan Honeybourne, commended by International Piano magazine for his “glittering performances”, is best known for his interpretations of 20th and 21st century British piano music. Following concerto debuts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, recital debuts included London, Paris and international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. His debut recital disc was described by Gramophone magazine as “not to be missed by all lovers of English music”, while BBC Music Magazine remarked: “There are gorgeous things here. Hard to imagine better performances.”
Duncan has toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and in Europe as solo and lecture recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, appearing at leading concert halls and festivals. His solo performances have been frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and more than 20 radio networks worldwide, including French, Swiss, Austrian, Belgian, Portuguese, Dutch and German Radio, ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand. Duncan has premiered over 70 new piano works, including John Joubert’s Third Piano Sonata, John Casken’s Tempus Plangendi, Cecilia McDowall’s Notes from Abroad, three piano cycles by Sadie Harrison, Adam Gorb’s After the Darkness and the Andrew Downes Piano Concerto at Birmingham Town Hall.
Duncan’s solo recordings have been awarded 5 stars in Musical Opinion and International Piano magazines, and have featured as MusicWeb Recordings of the Year and Recommended Discs on Austrian Radio. Duncan is a Tutor in Piano at the University of Southampton and Sherborne School, and Founder/Artistic Director of the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts near his home in Dorset.