A pianist with a strong background in theatre is set to perform in Bury on Friday.

Lewis Kingsley Peart, who enjoys a busy life as a working musician in London and Manchester, will play at Bury Parish Church in a lunchtime concert at 12.30pm.

Organising projects as both soloist and collaborator, he programmes a wide variety of music from the traditional classical canon, right through to jazz and the avant-garde.

With a strong background in theatre, his appearances are "never without verve".

Lewis made his debut at St John’s Smith Square, London, in March 2018 in a programme of music celebrating the 75th birthday of the American composer, Stephen Montague.

In the summer of 2021, he had the privilege of working with British concert pianist and composer, Stephen Hough, on his third piano sonata, "Trinitas", for the Trinity Laban New Lights Festival of Contemporary Music.

Highlights of the 2022 season included a concert for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at St Mary’s Cathedral, and his debut recital at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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In November last year, Lewis made his concerto debut with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488. Lewis looks forward to future engagements both as recitalist and concerto soloist.

Lewis is a Chethams School of Music alumnus and graduate of London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire where he studied with Philip Fowke and Alisdair Hogarth.

Entry will be £5 for the lunchtime concert on the door. 

Refreshments will be on sale in the church from 11.30am.