A PASSIONATE cellist is to perform at the next Weymouth lunchtime classical music concert.

Evie Coplan will play works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Dvorak with accompaniment from Weymouth pianist Duncan Honeybourne.

Evie, 19, from Dorset, is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Tim Lowe, with whom she has studied for four years.

Whilst at school Evie was awarded major music scholarships to Clayesmore and Bryanston and subsequently gained places to study at the Junior departments of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music.

Significant performance venues have included; St John’s Smith Square, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Milton Court, and St. Giles without Cripplegate.

She has also performed the Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 with a professional orchestra at Poole Lighthouse and the JC Bach Concerto with orchestra.

Duncan Honeybourne 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 is a tutor in piano at the University of Southampton and Sherborne School.

*Evie Coplan and Duncan Honeybourne, Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concert, St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Wednesday, April 10, 1pm. Tickets cost £5 at the door.