Duncan Glenday (piano)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Novellette Op.21, No. 1 in F major
Traumerei “Kinderszenen” Op.15, No.7
Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op.26, Allegro
Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016) Farewell to Stromness
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Les collines d’Anacapri
Celia MacDowell (1951- ) Vespers in Venice
Frederic Chopin 1810-1849 Barcarolle Op.60, in F Sharp major
British pianist Duncan Glenday enjoys a varied career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, festival director and teacher. Since completing his studies at the RNCM he has performed over 300 concerts throughout the UK, appearing at venues such as St James’ Piccadilly, London; the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford; and at the Lowry, Salford Quays with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include the International Lake District Summer Music Festival, Ryedale, Bollington and Isle of Wight Festivals, whilst in 2010 he gave a solo recital for the inaugural Geneva International Academy and Festival.
He also gave the first performance of part of the ABRSM’s ‘Spectrum 2’ series at Wigmore Hall alongside Richard Rodney Bennett. He has performed over 20 concertos, including mainstream works by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Liszt, Brahms and Rachmaninov, plus works by Dohnanyi, Copland and Henze with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors such as Nicholas Kok, En Shao, Clark Rundell and Benjamin Ellin.
As an accompanist, Duncan collaborates regularly with singers including mezzo Kathryn Rudge (a former BBC New Generation Artist); with violist Garfield Jackson; and violinist Sophie Rosa, with whom he is currently performing a cycle of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
Competition successes included First Prizes in the John Ireland Competition (in both Piano Solo and Song Accompaniment) and the Proctor-Gregg Recital Prize.
Duncan has taught piano at The University of Manchester since 2007 and has also held positions at Chetham’s and Junior RNCM. Duncan is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Uppermill Summer Music Festival in Saddleworth.