THE Saint Boniface Concert Society is delighted to present a FREE concert by the accomplished pianist, Robin Stephenson, on January 28, at 3pm, at Crediton Parish Church.

Robin Stephenson is both a mathematician and a dedicated classical pianist.

After studying Mathematics in Paris, he obtained his PhD in 2014, completed his post-doctoral research, and was then appointed lecturer in Applied Probability at the University of Sheffield in 2020. 

Robin’s musical life is driven by his passion for sharing music in all its forms and making it accessible.

A pupil of the French master Olivier Cazal since his teenage years, he regularly plays in solo recitals, and joins prestigious amateur competitions worldwide.

Robin says: “This is a great way to make new musical friends.”

Robin’s recital in Crediton promises to be excellent, including works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Medtner and Liszt. He will speak briefly to introduce the music he is playing. 

The Society Secretary, Richard Stephens, said: “We are particularly delighted to welcome a performer with strong family links in the Crediton area.” 

Robin has maintained his local links and was soloist in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at Exeter Cathedral in 2022, a widely acclaimed performance which Robin describes as being “one of his favourite memories”.

The Crediton Concert will be followed by refreshments and by the society’s AGM.

Crediton Parish Church has free parking and disabled access. 

During the AGM the society’s exciting programme of concerts for 2024 will be unveiled.

All are invited to stay afterwards to hear about it.

The Society would be pleased to welcome new members and additional volunteers to help at concerts, to join its committee, or simply to join the mailing list.

The Saint Boniface Concert Society is a local charity dedicated to bringing outstanding musicians to play in Crediton for all to enjoy.

Its concerts are supported by a range of musical trusts and the society is grateful for support from “Making Music” and from Crediton Town Council.

For further details, see the website: .

Donations towards refreshments and other expenses on January 28 would be gratefully received.