ONE of the UK’s leading pianists is set to play in South Somerset.

Tim Horton will play in Ilminster and Crewkerne in June.

Horton is one of the UK’s leading pianists, equally at home in solo and chamber repertoire.

He is a founder member of both the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360 and has been a regular guest pianist with the Nash Ensemble.

He was invited to make his solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2016. Tim returned to Wigmore Hall in early 2021 to perform a programme of Mozart, Chopin, and Szymanowski, and will be giving further solo recitals in the coming seasons.

Between 2011 and 2015 Tim presented a complete Beethoven Sonata cycle at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio for Music in the Round, who invited him to return for a cycle of Schubert Sonatas 2017-2019, and a Chopin cycle which is currently underway.

Following two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1995, at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, Tim was asked to give concerts with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

The Leonore Piano Trio has produced seven discs for Hyperion, including the complete Parry Trios and the Piano Quartet. They have also recorded the complete Piano Trios of David Matthews for Toccata Classics.

With Ensemble 360, a mixed group of strings, wind and piano that took up residency at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield in 2005, Tim has performed to great acclaim throughout the UK and abroad.

Horton will play in Ilminster on June 17 at the Ilminster Arts Centre at 7.30pm and in Crewkerne on June 18 at The Dance House at 7.30pm, tickets are £18.

Tickets for the Ilminster concert can be purchased at their box office 01460 54973 - - or you can buy on the door, but tickets may not be available.

Tickets for the concert in Crewkerne can be purchased via email,, via phone at 01823 252658 (BACS or cheques) (answerphone message if no one is available), the Tourist Information Centre in Crewkerne - 01460 75928 or email,

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