I am a self-employed pianist and organist living in London. I grew up in Edinburgh, and lived for three years in the US.
Duncan was a great addition to the choir, he blended well with the group, which is so often not the case with deps. I would highly recommend him.
Duncan completed his Master's degree in accompaniment at the RCM in 2016, studying with Kathron Sturrock. He performs a wide range of music, from continuo (Handel's Dixit Dominus, July 2017); to contemporary settings of Shakespeare by Rob Busiakewicz performed with prize-winning tenor Joel Williams; to a solo piano suite by Stanley Bate. He enjoys all music, but has a particular affinity for English composers. He is currently working on improving his jazz piano skills, and learning music for live streaming performances on the internet. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013. While in Birmingham, Duncan regularly accompanied others in classes, lessons and competitions. He played for a flautist's final recital, which included Jolivet's Chant de Linos. He accompanied many external recitals: part of Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Finzi's Till Earth Outwears; The Nailmaker, by Midlands-based composer Robin Grant; and he accompanied baritone Themba Mvula in songs by Quilter and Copland, and cellist James Douglas playing Beethoven's 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern', and Schumann's Adagio and Allegro. Duncan spent the year between his degrees working in Edinburgh as an organist. In April 2014 he organised and performed a recital of Liszt's piano cycle Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses. In August, Duncan accompanied soprano Ruth Hopkins performing Michael Tippett's The Heart’s Assurance, and songs by Purcell, Ireland and Britten.
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