Pianist turns hands to Chopin at library

Frank James
Frank James

The autumn programme of Lunchtime Concerts continues at Scarborough Library with a piano recital next Thursday.

Guest artiste Frank James will be playing a variety of music, including works by Chopin, on Thursday October 11 at the Vernon Road venue.

Frank studied piano and organ first as a chorister at Winchester Cathedral and then as a music scholar at Sherborne School, where he was awarded an Associate of the Royal College of Music in piano performance whilst still in sixth form.

He taught music among other subjects after coming to town from Oxford, but then became a freelance musician and for 20 years, he has played a variety of music, from jazz to classical, in many parts of the world.

He was for some years organist and choirmaster at St Mary’s Church, Scarborough.

He performs regularly on piano, organ and early keyboard instruments as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and accompanist.

The concert starts at 12.30pm. Admission is by donation on the door.