VIOLINIST Antonia Kesel will be welcomed back to the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts, following her outstanding appearance last season with the Southampton Piano Trio.

She will perform at the lunchtime concert at St Mary's Church, Weymouth, on Wednesday, February 13 at 1pm, which will feature compositions by Johannes Brahms and Maurice Ravel.

Antonia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class honours degree in 2015. Since then, she has been recipient of the Countess of Munster Award and a Chamber Music Fellow at the Academy.

Antonia has won many prizes as a chamber musician with Trio Derazey, including the St Martin-in-the Fields Chamber Music Competition and the Malta International Music Competition. The Trio released their debut CD ‘Colour of Blossoms’ in 2017 and perform around the UK and Europe. Antonia is also the leader of the piano sextet Phacelia Ensemble and second violin in the Calgary quartet, both of whom perform regularly in the UK and abroad.

Antonia gives recitals around the UK and has a violin class at Brunel University. She has recently become Co-Principal 2nd Violin with the London Mozart players and enjoys a busy freelance career in London working for orchestras such as Aurora Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra. She plays on a Francois Fent violin from Paris, circa 1780.

Also performing at the concert is Weymouth pianist Duncan Honeybourne.

Branded "the heroic Duncan Honeybourne" by Musical Opinion and commended for the "suave confidence" of his playing by International Piano magazine, Duncan enjoys a colourful and diverse career as pianist, writer and in music education.

His debut in 1998 as concerto soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, was broadcast on radio and television, and he gave recital debuts in London, Dublin, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Duncan’s first solo disc was described by Gramophone magazine as “not to be missed by all lovers of English music”, whilst BBC Music Magazine reported: “There are gorgeous things here. Hard to imagine better performances.”

Honeybourne has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as solo and lecture recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals. His solo performances have been frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Irish, French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish and German Radio, SABC (South Africa), ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand.

*Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts, St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Wednesday, February 13, 1pm. Tickets cost £5 at the door or £3 for students. See