International musician electrifies Honiton

Andreas Boyde amazes audiences during a special memorial recital.

INTERNATIONAL pianist Andreas Boyde filled Honiton with the sound of music in a special memorial recital.

The Steinway artist or Monsieur 100,000 as he has been hailed by critics gave an electrifying performance to a packed crowd in St Paul’s Church.

The concert, which was in aid of Hospiscare, was a tribute to his dear friend and fellow musician Joanna Leach.

Joanna, who moved to Shute in 2000, with her husband, Mike Beville, died in April after battling cancer.

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During the concert Andreas amazed audiences with a selection of five works including Brahms Scherzo, Haydn Sonata in C major, Liszt and Schumann, which he selected himself.

A delicious buffet was provided after the recital and the food was prepared and served by a team of Hospiscare volunteers.

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It is not yet known how much money was raised for the charity however, a second recital has been planned for early next year.

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