THE mellow tones of the clarinet can be heard at the next Weymouth Sunday Concert this weekend.

Peter Cigleris will be performing on clarinet and Martin Cousin on the piano at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church on Sunday, February 10.

English clarinet soloist Peter enjoys a wide and varied career.

He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire; while he was there, he won the prestigious John Ireland Chamber music award with a performance of that composer’s Fantasy Sonata. He was also awarded a place on the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Training Scheme.

Peter went on to graduate from the Royal College of Music in 2002 with a post graduate diploma. As a soloist he has performed in many venues across the UK and Europe and premiered several new works for the instrument as well as giving performances of concertos by Mozart, Weber, Finzi and Arnold amongst others.

As an orchestral player he has worked with several well-known English orchestras including the CBSO, BBCCO and Orchestra of the Swan and is in demand as a session player.

As a chamber musician Peter works with numerous pianists and musicians including Martin Cousin, as he is today, John Lenehan and Julian Lloyd Weber. This has lead Peter to perform in the Windsor and Wooburn Festivals and various music clubs from Scotland to the South of England.

Martin Cousin is now regarded as one of the most exceptional pianists of his generation, having been awarded first Prize at the 2005 Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy) and Gold Medal at the 2003 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition (London).

His main studies were at the Royal College of Music and he has appeared regularly in the major British musical venues since graduating, making his London solo debut at the Purcell Room in 1998. Numerous solo recitals followed, notably three recitals at the Wigmore Hall. He has performed as concerto soloist with the London Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia and BBC Concert Orchestras. Performances further afield have included tours of New Zealand, the US, Italy and concerts in Stockholm, Brussels, Toronto, Tokyo, Berne and The Hague.

He has released three CDs, all of which have been received with widespread praise.

Martin is a member of the Aquinas Piano Trio.

His hands are also featured on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film Shine, for the scenes involving Rachmaninov's 3rd Concerto.

The Weymouth programme includes Sonatas by Poulenc,Mary Lucas and Michele Mangani and Weber’s

Grand Duo Concertante.

*Weymouth Sunday Concert, Sunday, February 10, 3pm, Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, tickets available on the door. or call 01305 770820.