Young and promising musicians entertained audiences at Seaton Gateway.

Zoë Tweed, a proud recipient of the Sir Elton John Scholarship from the Royal Academy, performed on March 21.

She introduced some lesser-known yet engaging pieces primarily from 20th-century European composers.

Her programme commenced with the horn sonata of Charles Koechlin, which intriguingly hinted at the hunting horn - the antecedent of the french horn.

Julian Chan, Ms Tweed's partner for the sonata, also performed a piano sonata by Alban Berg, showcasing mesmerising talent.

Recognised by winning First Prize and Sonata Prize at the Nanyang International Music Competition in Singapore, Mr Chan's execution of this romantic, yet occasionally atonal, piece was captivating.

The audience was further treated to pieces by less famous French composers; Jean Michel Defaye and John Michel Damase.

These compositions, boasting dynamic rhythms and emotive segments, proved supremely enjoyable.

Midweek Herald: Zoë Tweed and Julian Chan took the limelight on March 21

Mr Chan's second solo endeavour was the introduction and Allegro, also by Damase.

This percussive piece, adorned with beautiful passage work, excited audiences immensely.

The final composition of the evening, by Belgian maestro Jane Vignery, highlighted the complementary relationship between horn and piano.

Concluding the musical evening, the duo performed a delightful encore; A Felicidade, a stunning Brazilian song by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Ms Tweed.

SeatonMusic's next concert is on April 18 at 7.30pm, featuring the return of popular pianist Sarah Beth Briggs.

Tickets are priced at £18, with under 19s and full-time students admitted free of charge.

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